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Reversal and convergence in marsupial chromosome evolution

Rens, W; O’Brien, P.C.M.; Fairclough, H; Harman, L; Graves, Jennifer; Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm A


The karyotypes of marsupial species are characterized by their relatively low number of chromosomes, and their conservation. Most species have diploid numbers lying between the two modes, 2n = 14 and 2n = 22, but the karyotype of Aepyprymnus rufescens is exceptional in containing 2n = 32 chromosomes. Many differences in diploid number between marsupial species can be accounted for by particular fissions and fusions, which are easy to detect because of the low numbers of chromosomes in each...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000075764


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