numbr of chromosomes

Przemko Tylzanowski przemko
Wed Nov 8 03:00:57 EST 1995

I posted that a while ago, but no one has answered. Since now the traffic in
this group is a bit bigger, I will try my luck again.
The question is:
What is known about number of chromosomes in different species. I am not
talking just about mouse/human/drosophila/celegant etc. I am interested if
anyone has SYSTEMATICALLY studied the issue. Is there any evolutionary
dependence between chromosome number and degree of organism complexity (the
other measue appears to be genome lenght, altough even that is not really
What about the cross-species synteny? Do genes cluster in the same way in
different species?
If anyone has any answers, please let me know. All nonposted answers will be
summarized and posted by me.

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