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Evolution, Composition and Regulation of Supernumerary B Chromosomes

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Corrensstrasse 3, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DA, UK
Institute of Bioscience at Botucatu, São Paulo State University—UNESP, Botucatu, SP 18618, Brazil
Laboratory of Comparative Genomics, Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Genes 2019, 10(2), 161;
Received: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 20 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evolution, Composition and Regulation of Supernumerary B Chromosomes)
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Supernumerary B chromosomes (Bs) are dispensable genetic elements found in thousands of species of plants and animals, and some fungi [...] View Full-Text
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