The kangaroo genome. Leaps and bounds in comparative genomics.


The kangaroo genome is a rich and unique resource for comparative genomics. Marsupial genetics and cytology have made significant contributions to the understanding of gene function and evolution, and increasing the availability of kangaroo DNA sequence information would provide these benefits on a genomic scale. Here we summarize the contributions from cytogenetic and genetic studies of marsupials, describe the genomic resources currently available and those being developed, and explore the benefits of a kangaroo genome project.


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@article{Wakefield2003TheKG, title={The kangaroo genome. Leaps and bounds in comparative genomics.}, author={Matthew J. Wakefield and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves}, journal={EMBO reports}, year={2003}, volume={4 2}, pages={143-7} }