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Chromosomal phylogeny of Muridae: a study of 10 genera.
The karyotypes of the mouse and rat differ from the ancestral one by at least 12 and 7 rearrangements, respectively, and a clear tendency for accumulation of a specific type of rearrangement in a given branch of the cladogram is observed. Expand
[Chromosomal phylogeny of Gerbillidae. III. Species study of the genera Tatera, Taterillus, Psammomys and Pachyuromys].
The karyotypes of six species of Gerbillidae (Rodentia) are described and compared to those of species already studied, and many chromosomal homoeologies are demonstrated, as well as the existence of many rearrangements. Expand
Electromorphs and Phylogeny in Muroid Rodents
This work analyzes genetic variability in 76 taxa of rodents, most of them being muroids, aimed at comparing the values of quantitative and qualitative analyses of electrophoretic data. Expand
Synaptonemal complexes in Gerbillidae: probable role of intercalated heterochromatin in gonosome-autosome translocations.
The role of intercalated heterochromatin would be to avoid the pathological consequences of gonosome-autosome translocations resulting from inactivation of the sex chromosomes in female somatic cells and male germinal cells. Expand
The Rodents of Madagascar: The Seven Genera of Malagasy Rodents
Some centuries ago Madagascar was covered with forests and, from the unspoilt areas which still remain, it is possible to form a nearly exact appreciation of the habitat then available everywhere inExpand
Complex evolution of sex chromosomes in Gerbillidae (Rodentia).
The sex chromosomes of 11 species of Gerbillidae are reported and a very complex evolution of the X chromosome and, to a lesser degree, of the Y chromosome was observed, including several inversions, translocations with autosomes, and an increase in heterochromatin. Expand
Synaptonemal complex study in some species of Gerbillidae without heterochromatin interposition.
Both meiotic and mitotic characteristics indicate that this pair may correspond to a new type of chromosome which is different from B chromosomes, which exists in most Gerbillidae species and is constant in number, but variable in size across the species. Expand
[Isolation of Leishmania major Yakimoff and Shokhor, 1914 (Kinetoplastida-Trypanosomatidae) in Meriones shawi-shawi (Duvernoy, 1842) (Rodentia-Gerbillidae) in Tunisia].
The North saharan arid mediterranean area can be considered as epidemiologically homogeneous because of the isolation of leishmaniasis from the rodent Meriones shawi shawi in central Tunisia. Expand