A comparative karyological study of the blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis, Phasianidae) and California quail (Callipepla californica, Odontophoridae)

Shibusawa, M. and Nishida-Umehara, C. and Tsudzuki, M. and Masabanda, J. and Griffin, D.K. and Matsuda, Y. (2004) A comparative karyological study of the blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis, Phasianidae) and California quail (Callipepla californica, Odontophoridae). Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 106 (1). pp. 82-90. ISSN 1424-8581. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We conducted comparative chromosome painting and chromosome mapping with chicken DNA probes against the blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis, CCH) and California quail (Callipepla californica, CCA), which are classified into the Old World quail and the New World quail, respectively. Each chicken probe of chromosomes 1-9 and Z painted a pair of chromosomes in the blue-breasted quail. In California quail, chicken chromosome 2 probe painted chromosomes 3 and 6, and chicken chromosome 4 probe painted chromosomes 4 and a pair of microchromosomes. Comparison of the cytogenetic maps of the two quail species with those of chicken and Japanese quail revealed that there are several intrachromosomal rearrangements, pericentric and/or paracentric inversions, in chromosomes 1, 2 and 4 between chicken and the Old World quail. In addition, a pericentric inversion was found in chromosome 8 between chicken and the three quail species. Ordering of the Z-linked DNA clones revealed the presence of multiple rearrangements in the Z chromosomes of the three quail species. Comparing these results with the molecular phylogeny of Galliformes species, it was also cytogenetically supported that the New World quail is classified into a different clade from the lineage containing chicken and the Old World quail.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: 15218246 1424-859X
Uncontrolled keywords: Animals Chickens Chromosome Aberrations Chromosome Banding Chromosome Mapping Chromosome Painting Coturnix Evolution, Molecular Female Karyotyping Phylogeny Quail
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Darren Griffin
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2008 14:44
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2009 11:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12487 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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