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A new chromosome was born: comparative chromosome painting in Boechera
- Koch, Marcus A.
- Trends in plant science 2015 v.20 no.9 pp. 533-535
- Boechera, chromosome painting, chromosomes, evolution, genome, karyotyping
- Comparative chromosome painting is a powerful tool to study the evolution of chromosomes and genomes. Analyzing karyotype evolution in cruciferous plants highlights the origin of aberrant chromosomes in apomictic Boechera and further establishes the cruciferous plants as important model system for our understanding of plant chromosome and genome evolution.