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This section publishes high-quality and innovative research generated from molecular cytogenetic studies of animals, plants or, more generally, in eukaryotes. Also, each kind of evolutionary aspect is welcome in this section, including cross-species-FISH studies using, for example, human probes in other species. Also, basic research on karyotype structure in some poorly studied species should be submitted.

  1. Content type: Research

    Polyploidy, although still poorly explored, represents an important evolutionary event in several cyprinid clades. Herein, Catlocarpio siamensis and Probarbus jullieni - representatives of the paleotetraploid tri...

    Authors: Pasakorn Saenjundaeng, Marcelo de Bello Cioffi, Ezequiel Aguiar de Oliveira, Alongklod Tanomtong, Weerayuth Supiwong, Sumalee Phimphan, Maria João Collares-Pereira, Alexandr Sember, Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo, Thomas Liehr, Cassia Fernanda Yano, Terumi Hatanaka and Petr Ráb

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:51

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  2. Content type: Research

    Interspecific hybridization is an effective strategy for germplasm innovation in sugarcane. Nobilization refers to the breeding theory of development and utilization of wild germplasm. Saccharum spontaneum is the...

    Authors: Fan Yu, Ping Wang, Xueting Li, Yongji Huang, Qinnan Wang, Ling Luo, Yanfen Jing, Xinlong Liu, Zuhu Deng, Jiayun Wu, Yongqing Yang, Rukai Chen, Muqing Zhang and Liangnian Xu

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:35

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  3. Content type: Research

    Thinopyrum ponticum (2n = 10× = 70, JSJSJSJSJJJJJJ) is an important wild perennial Triticeae species that has a unique gene pool with many desirable traits for common wheat. The partial amphiploids derived from w...

    Authors: Yanru Pei, Yu Cui, Yanping Zhang, Honggang Wang, Yinguang Bao and Xingfeng Li

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:27

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  4. Content type: Short report

    The low-numbered 14-chromosome karyotype of marsupials has falsified the fusion hypothesis claiming ancestrality from a 22-chromosome karyotype. Since the 14-chromosome condition of the relict Dromiciops gliroide...

    Authors: Elkin Y. Suárez-Villota, Ronie E. Haro, Rodrigo A. Vargas and Milton H. Gallardo

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:59

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  5. Content type: Research

    During the final stages of oocyte development, all chromosomes join in a limited nuclear volume for the final formation of a single complex chromatin structure – the karyosphere. In the majority of mammalian s...

    Authors: Galina N. Pochukalina, Nadya V. Ilicheva, Olga I. Podgornaya and Alexey P. Voronin

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:50

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Preparation of good chromosome spreads without cytoplasmic contamination is the crucial step in cytogenetic mapping. To date, cytogenetic research in the Orchidaceae family has been carried out solely on mitot...

    Authors: Yi-Tzu Kuo, Hui-Lan Hsu, Chih-Hsin Yeh and Song-Bin Chang

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:44

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  7. Content type: Research

    Trematodes have a complex life cycle with animal host changes and alternation of parthenogenetic and hermaphrodite generations. The parthenogenetic generation of the worm (rediae) from the first intermediate h...

    Authors: Anna I. Solovyeva, Vera N. Stefanova, Olga I. Podgornaya and Serghei Iu. Demin

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:34

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  8. Content type: Research

    The centromere is the specialized locus required for correct chromosome segregation during cell division. The DNA of most eukaryotic centromeres is composed of extended arrays of tandem repeats (satellite DNA)...

    Authors: Federico Cerutti, Riccardo Gamba, Alice Mazzagatti, Francesca M. Piras, Eleonora Cappelletti, Elisa Belloni, Solomon G. Nergadze, Elena Raimondi and Elena Giulotto

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:35

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  9. Content type: Research

    Dissecting genome organization is indispensable for further functional and applied studies. As genome sequences data shown, cotton genomes contain more than 60 % repetitive sequences, so study on repetitive se...

    Authors: Yuling Liu, Renhai Peng, Fang Liu, Xingxing Wang, Xinglei Cui, Zhongli Zhou, Chunying Wang, Xiaoyan Cai, Yuhong Wang, Zhongxu Lin and Kunbo Wang

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:27

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  10. Content type: Research

    The question what makes Homo sapiens sapiens (HSA) special among other species is one of the basic questions of mankind. A small contribution to answer this question is to study the chromosomal constitution of HS...

    Authors: Wiwat Sangpakdee, Alongklod Tanomtong, Xiaobo Fan, Krit Pinthong, Anja Weise and Thomas Liehr

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:17

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  11. Content type: Research

    The uncultivated species Dasypyrum breviaristatum carries novel diseases resistance and agronomically important genes of potential use for wheat improvement. The development of new wheat-D. breviaristatum derivat...

    Authors: Guangrong Li, Dan Gao, Hongjun Zhang, Jianbo Li, Hongjin Wang, Shixiao La, jiwei Ma and Zujun Yang

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:6

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  12. Content type: Research

    The genus Clarias (Clariidae, Siluriformes) contains at least 61 species naturally spread over vast regions of Asia, India and Africa. However, Clarias species have also been introduced in many different countrie...

    Authors: Nuntiya Maneechot, Cassia Fernanda Yano, Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo, Nuntaporn Getlekha, Wagner Franco Molina, Sukhonthip Ditcharoen, Bundit Tengjaroenkul, Weerayuth Supiwong, Alongklod Tanomtong and Marcelo de Bello Cioffi

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:4

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