The ancestral carnivore karyotype (2n = 38) lives today in ringtails.

@article{Nash2008TheAC,
  title={The ancestral carnivore karyotype (2n = 38) lives today in ringtails.},
  author={William G. Nash and Joan C. Menninger and Hesed M. Padilla-Nash and Gary Van Stone and Polina L. Perelman and Stephen J. O'Brien},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={241-53}
}
Chromosome painting was used to investigate the conservation of high-resolution longitudinal 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI)/G bands in Carnivore chromosomes. Cat (Felis catus) and raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) painting probes were hybridized to the ringtail (Bassaricus astutus), dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula), and Malagasy civet (Fossa fossa) to identify homologous chromosome elements. The patterns of chromosome segment homology among Carnivore species allowed us to… CONTINUE READING

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