Chromosomal Evolution in Chiroptera
AbstractChiroptera is the second largest order among mammals, with over 1300 species in 21 extant families. The group is extremely diverse in several aspects of its natural history, including dietary strategies, ecology, behavior and morphology. Bat genomes show ample chromosome diversity (from 2n = 14 to 62). As with other mammalian orders, Chiroptera is characterized by clades with low, moderate and extreme chromosomal change. In this article, we will discuss trends of karyotypic evolution within distinct bat lineages (especially Phyllostomidae, Hipposideridae and Rhinolophidae), focusing on two perspectives: evolution of genome architecture, modes of chromosomal evolution, and the use of chromosome data to resolve taxonomic problems. View Full-Text
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Sotero-Caio, C.G.; Baker, R.J.; Volleth, M. Chromosomal Evolution in Chiroptera. Genes 2017, 8, 272.
Sotero-Caio CG, Baker RJ, Volleth M. Chromosomal Evolution in Chiroptera. Genes. 2017; 8(10):272.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sotero-Caio, Cibele G.; Baker, Robert J.; Volleth, Marianne. 2017. "Chromosomal Evolution in Chiroptera." Genes 8, no. 10: 272.
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