Phylogeny of Horse Chromosome 5q in the Genus Equus and Centromere Repositioning

  title={Phylogeny of Horse Chromosome 5q in the Genus Equus and Centromere Repositioning},
  author={Francesca M Piras and Solomon G. Nergadze and Victoria Offredi Poletto and F. Cerutti and Oliver A. Ryder and Tosso Leeb and Elena Raimondi and Elena Giulotto},
  journal={Cytogenetic and Genome Research},
  pages={165 - 172}
Horses, asses and zebras belong to the genus Equus and are the only extant species of the family Equidae in the order Perissodactyla. In a previous work we demonstrated that a key factor in the rapid karyotypic evolution of this genus was evolutionary centromere repositioning, that is, the shift of the centromeric function to a new position without alteration of the order of markers along the chromosome. In search of previously undiscovered evolutionarily new centromeres, we traced the… 

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