Pericentric satellite DNA and molecular phylogeny in Acomys (Rodentia)

  title={Pericentric satellite DNA and molecular phylogeny in Acomys (Rodentia)},
  author={Barbel Kunze and Walther Traut and Silvia Garagna and Dieter Weichenhan and Carlo Alberto Redi and Heinz Winking},
  journal={Chromosome Research},
Satellite DNAs (stDNAs) of four Acomys species (spiny-mice), A. cahirinus, A. cineraceus, A. dimidiatus and A. russatus, belong to closely related sequence families. Monomer sizes range from 338 to 364 bp. Between-species sequence identity was from 81.0% to 97.2%. The molecular phylogeny of the sequences helps to clarify the taxonomy of this ‘difficult’ group. The A. dimidiatus genome contains about 60 000 repeats. According to the restriction patterns, repeats are arranged in tandem. The stDNA… CONTINUE READING

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