The Chromosomes of Terraranan Frogs
Insights into Vertebrate Cytogenetics
Schmid M. (Würzburg)
Bogart J.P. (Guelph, Ont.)
Hedges S.B. (University Park, Pa.)
Publication year: 2010
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The results were always interpreted in context with the cytogenetic data published for other amphibian taxa or vertebrates. The general properties of eukaryote chromosomes, the rules governing structural and numerical chromosome repatterning as well as the principles of chromosome evolution are explained. An extensive ‘Material and Methods’ section was compiled with the intention of providing the necessary guidance for everyone interested in studying amphibian chromosomes.
This monograph provides detailed current and archival information on terraranan karyotypes and genomes to colleagues who are already recognized specialists in amphibian or vertebrate cytogenetics. It is also valuable reading for herpetologists involved in the evolution of neotropical amphibians and provides comprehensive insights into vertebrate cytogenetics for students.