Chromosomal variability and evolution in the tribe Phyllotini (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)

  title={Chromosomal variability and evolution in the tribe Phyllotini (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae)},
  author={Cecilia Lanzone and Danielle V. Cardozo and Diana M S{\'a}nchez and Dardo Andrea Mart{\'i} and Ricardo Ojeda},
  journal={Mammal Research},
Sigmodontinae is a group of rodents with a rich and complex diversification in South America. Among them, the tribe Phyllotini comprises at least ten genera and exhibits high chromosome variability. It was proposed that chromosome evolution in mammals is influenced by centromeric meiotic drive (CMD). This mechanism of chromosome transmission generates a bimodal distribution of karyotypes, which are either mostly acrocentric or mostly biarmed. Here, we reviewed and analyzed chromosome data from… 
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