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Reconstruction of the ancestral marsupial karyotype from comparative gene maps

Deakin, Janine E; Delbridge, Margaret L; Koina, Edda; Harley, Nerida; Alsop, Amber E; Wang, Chenwei; Patel, Vidushi S; Graves, Jennifer A

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BACKGROUND The increasing number of assembled mammalian genomes makes it possible to compare genome organisation across mammalian lineages and reconstruct chromosomes of the ancestral marsupial and therian (marsupial and eutherian) mammals. However, the reconstruction of ancestral genomes requires genome assemblies to be anchored to chromosomes. The recently sequenced tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) genome was assembled into over 300,000 contigs. We previously devised an efficient strategy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-11-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95005
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-258

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