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Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes

ISBN: 978-0-471-35015-6
714 pages
August 2006
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A stunning visual collection of the banded metaphase chromosome karyotypes from some 850 species of mammals, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes represents an unabridged compendium of the state of this genomic art form. Bringing together information currently scattered throughout the cytogenetics literature for scores of published and unpublished species, this atlas features high-quality karyotype images for nearly every mammal studied to date, making it the most comprehensive assemblage of high-resolution chromosome photographs available--a critically invaluable resource for today's comparative genomics era.

For every available species, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes presents the best karyotype produced, the common and Latin name of the species, the published citation, and the contributing authors. Most karyotypes are G-banded, revealing the chromosomal bar codes of homologous segments among related species.

Addressing the mandate of the Human Genome Project to annotate the genomes of other organisms as well, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes offers a step forward in our understanding of species formation, of genome organization, and of DNA script for natural selection. It is an invaluable resource for geneticists, mammalogists, and biologists interested in comparative genomics, systematics, and chromosome structure.
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Table of Contents





Order Monotremata.


Order Didelphimorphia.

Order Paucituberculata.

Order Microbiotheria.

Order Dasyuromorphia.

Order Peramelemorphia.

Order Notoryctemorphia.

Order Diprotodontia.


Order Afrosoricida.

Order Macroscelidea.

Order Sirenia.

Order Proboscidea.

Order Hyracoidea.

Order Tubulidentata.


Order Xenarthra.


Order Scandentia.

Order Dermoptera.

Order Primates.

Order Rodentia.

Order Lagomorpha.


Order Eulipotyphla.

Order Chiroptera.

Order Carnivora.

Order Pholidota.

Order Cetartiodactyla.

Order Perissodactyla.

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Author Information

STEPHEN J. O'BRIEN, WILLIAM G. NASH, and JOAN MENNINGER, all at National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, USA
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"…a valuable resource for geneticists, mammalogists, and biologists interested in comparative genomics, systematics, and chromosome structure." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2007)

"…a valuable resource. Its meticulous attention to sources for all information exemplifies its excellent scholarship. It should be in all academic libraries." (American Reference Books Annual, March 2007)

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