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Conservation of a chromosome arm in two distantly related marsupial species

Mohammadi, Amir; Delbridge, Margaret; Waters, Paul; Graves, Jennifer

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Marsupials, which diverged from eutherian mammals 150 million years ago (MYA), occupy a phylogenetic position that is very valuable in genome comparisons of mammal and other vertebrate species. Within the marsupials, the Australian and American clades (represented by the tammar wallaby Macropus eugenii, and the opossum Monodelphis domestica) diverged about 70 MYA. G-banding and chromosome painting suggest that tammar wallaby chromosome 6q has homology to opossum chromosome 7q. We tested this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62486
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000207522

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