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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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    Sex chromosomes are subject to evolutionary pressures distinct from the remainder of the genome, shaping their structure and sequence content. We are interested in the sex chromosomes of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa

    Authors: Benjamin M Skinner, Kim Lachani, Carole A Sargent and Nabeel A Affara

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:3

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    The karyotypes of Leptodactylus species usually consist of 22 bi-armed chromosomes, but morphological variations in some chromosomes and even differences in the 2n have been reported. To better understand the mec...

    Authors: Thiago Gazoni, Simone L Gruber, Ana PZ Silva, Olivia GS Araújo, Hideki Narimatsu, Christine Strüssmann, Célio FB Haddad and Sanae Kasahara

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:109

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    To contribute to the knowledge of coleopteran cytogenetics, especially with respect to the genomic content of B chromosomes, we analyzed the composition and organization of repetitive DNA sequences in the Coproph...

    Authors: Sarah Gomes de Oliveira, Rita Cassia de Moura and Cesar Martins

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:96

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    Squalius alburnoides is an Iberian cyprinid fish resulting from an interspecific hybridisation between Squalius pyrenaicus females (P genome) and males of an unknown Anaecypris hispanica- like species (A genome)....

    Authors: Isa Matos, Élio Sucena, Miguel P Machado, Rui Gardner, Ângela Inácio, Manfred Schartl and Maria M Coelho

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:101

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    The accumulation of repetitive sequences such as microsatellites during the differentiation of sex chromosomes has not been studied in most squamate reptiles (lizards, amphisbaenians and snakes), a group which...

    Authors: Martina Pokorná, Lukáš Kratochvíl and Eduard Kejnovský

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:90

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    Scarabaeinae beetles show a high level of macro-chromosomal variability, although the karyotypic organization of heterochromatin and multigene families (rDNAs and histone genes) is poorly understood in this gr...

    Authors: Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello, Sárah G Oliveira, Rita C de Moura and Cesar Martins

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:88

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    Metaphase cells have short spindles for efficient bi-orientation of chromosomes. The cohesin proteins hold sister chromatids together, creating Sister Chromatid Cohesion (SCC) that helps in the maintenance of ...

    Authors: Suparna Laha, Shankar P Das, Sujata Hajra, Kaustuv Sanyal and Pratima Sinha

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:83

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    Salmonids are regarded as 4R derivative species, having experienced 4 whole genome duplication events in their ancestry. Many duplicated chromosome regions still share extensive homology with one another which...

    Authors: Evan R Timusk, Moira M Ferguson, Hooman K Moghadam, Joseph D Norman, Chris C Wilson and Roy G Danzmann

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2011 12:68

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    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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    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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