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Epigenetics and chromosome biology

Section edited by Cesar Martins

This section incorporates all aspects of chromosome biology and epigenetics including but not limited to: molecular cytogenetics, comparative cytogenetics, studies investigating epigenetics, imprinting, and methylation, cytogenetics and karotyping.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Characidium (a Neotropical fish group) have a conserved diploid number (2n = 50), but show remarkable differences among species and populations in relation to sex chromosome systems and location of nucleolus ...

    Authors: Tatiana C Machado, José C Pansonato-Alves, Marcela B Pucci, Viviane Nogaroto, Mara C Almeida, Claudio Oliveira, Fausto Foresti, Luiz AC Bertollo, Orlando Moreira-Filho, Roberto F Artoni and Marcelo R Vicari

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:65

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    Genetic interactions within hybrids influence their overall fitness. Understanding the details of these interactions can improve our understanding of speciation. One experimental approach is to investigate dev...

    Authors: Victoria L Pritchard, Leilani Dimond, J Scott Harrison, Claudia Cristina S Velázquez, Jennifer T Zieba, Ronald S Burton and Suzanne Edmands

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:54

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    Porcine IGF2 and the H19 genes are imprinted. The IGF2 is paternally expressed, while the H19 gene is maternally expressed. Extensive studies in mice established a boundary model indicating that the H19 different...

    Authors: Martin H Braunschweig, Marta Owczarek-Lipska and Nasikhat Stahlberger-Saitbekova

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:47

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Boar taint is an unpleasant condition of pork, mainly due to the accumulation of androstenone and skatole in male pigs at onset of puberty. This condition is the cause of considerable economic losses in the pi...

    Authors: António M Ramos, Naomi Duijvesteijn, Egbert F Knol, Jan WM Merks, Henk Bovenhuis, Richard PMA Crooijmans, Martien AM Groenen and Barbara Harlizius

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:35

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