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The First Cytogenetic Map of the Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus

O'Meally, Denis; Miller, H; Patel, Hardip; Graves, Jennifer; Ezaz, Tariq


Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, is the last survivor of the distinctive reptilian order Rhynchocephalia and is a species of extraordinary zoological interest, yet only recently have genomic analyses been undertaken. The karyotype consists of 28 macrochromosomes and 8 microchromosomes. A Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) library constructed for this species has allowed the first characterization of the tuatara genome. Sequence analysis of 11 fully sequenced BAC clones (∼0.03% coverage)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000300099


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