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Patterns of microchromosome organization remain highly conserved throughout avian evolution

O’Connor, Rebecca, Kiazim, Lucas, Skinner, Ben, Fonseka, Gothami, Joseph, Sunitha, Jennings, Rebecca, Larkin, Denis M., Griffin, Darren K. (2018) Patterns of microchromosome organization remain highly conserved throughout avian evolution. Chromosoma, . ISSN 0009-5915. (doi:10.1007/s00412-018-0685-6) (KAR id:71562)

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Abstract

The structure and organization of a species genome at a karyotypic level, and in interphase nuclei, have broad functional

in many terrestrial vertebrates, remain poorly explored. Birds have more cytologically indistinguishable microchromosomes (~

differ between species is unknown. In species where microchromosomes have fused to other chromosomes, they retain genomic

investigated. In studying 22 avian species from 10 orders, we established that, other than in species where microchromosomal

evolutionarily stable avian genome (karyotypic) organization. Moreover, in species where microchromosomal fusion has occurred,

genomic features rather than their physical size

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00412-018-0685-6
Uncontrolled keywords: Microchromosome . Evolution . Avian . Genome . Conservation
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Darren Griffin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 16:23 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71562 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
O’Connor, Rebecca: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4270-970X
Griffin, Darren K.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7595-3226
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