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The bird’s-eye view on chromosome evolution
- Zhang, Guojie
- Genome biology 2018 v.19 no.1 pp. 201
- bioinformatics, birds, chromosome number, chromosomes, genome assembly, phylogeny
- The study of the evolution of chromosomal number and structure has long been of interest to evolutionary biologists. However, this research has been hindered by the lack of chromosome-level genome assemblies for multiple species across phylogenetic lineages. Three recent studies from same research group have demonstrated the power of bioinformatic approaches in producing chromosome level genome assemblies and reconstructing the karyotypic history of birds.