Evolution and phylogeny of chromosomes

Wayne Woods wgwoods at ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU
Tue Mar 15 19:36:37 EST 1994

In article <2l8g2k$odr at canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca> xia at cc.umanitoba.ca (Xuhua Xia) writes:
>It is perhaps true that the X chromosome in human and that in mouse are from
>the same ancestral X chromosome, and the same is perhaps also true for
>the Y chromosome. For the rest of the chromosomes, it would be much 
>more difficult to identify which one from mouse and which one from human 
>have evolved from a common ancestral chromosome. It would be nice to have 
>a method to quickly do the identification so that eventually the numbering
>of chromosomes will be modified to reflect some phylogenetic relationship.
>I hope that someone will write a book entitled "Evolution and Phylogeny of 
>Xuhua Xia

There are (many, I think) groups working on the evolution of chromosomes
through mammalian lineages (as far divergent as the monotremes). They map 
where various common genes occur in different species, and thereby workout
how chromosomes have rearranged throughout mammalian evolution. One group 
I know of is Prof Jenny Marshall-Greaves'(sp.?) group at LaTrobe University,
Melbourne (sex determination is their specialty), but there would be many
others. I have seen several papers on chromosomal rearrangements and the
relationships of humans to other primates, but unfortunately I don't have
any references here at work!


Wayne Woods
Department of Microbiology
University of Melbourne
wgwoods at ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au 

More information about the Mol-evol mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net