Molecular cytogenetic definition of the chicken genome: the first complete avian karyotype.

Masabanda, Julio S. and Burt, David W. and O'Brien, Patricia C. M. and Vignal, Alain and Fillon, Valerie and Walsh, Philippa S. and Cox, Helen and Tempest, Helen G. and Smith, Jacqueline and Habermann, Felix A. and Schmid, Michael and Matsuda, Yoichi and Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm A. and Crooijmans, Richard P.M.A. and Groenen, Martien A. M. and Griffin, Darren K. (2004) Molecular cytogenetic definition of the chicken genome: the first complete avian karyotype. Genetics, 166 . pp. 1367-1373. ISSN 0016-6731. E-ISSN 1943-2631. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)


Chicken genome mapping is important for a range of scientific disciplines. The ability to distinguish chromosomes of the chicken and other birds is thus a priority. Here we describe the molecular cytogenetic characterization of each chicken chromosome using chromosome painting and mapping of individual clones by FISH. Where possible, we have assigned the chromosomes to known linkage groups. We propose, on the basis of size, that the NOR chromosome is approximately the size of chromosome 22; however, we suggest that its original assignment of 16 should be retained. We also suggest a definitive chromosome classification system and propose that the probes developed here will find wide utility in the fields of developmental biology, DT40 studies, agriculture, vertebrate genome organization, and comparative mapping of avian species.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Developmental Biology Group
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 17:57 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 08:44 UTC
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