Scherthan, Harry and Cremer, Thomas and Arnason, U. and Weier, Heinz-Ulrich and Lima-de-Faria, A. and Fönicke, L.
Comparative chromosome painting discloses homologous Segments in distantly related mammals.
In: Nature Genetics, Vol. 6: pp. 342-347
Comparative chromosome painting, termed ZOO-FISH, using DNA libraries from flow
sorted human chromosomes 1,16,17 and X, and mouse chromosome 11 discloses the
presence of syntenic groups in distantly related mammalian Orders ranging from
primates (Homo sapiens), rodents (Mus musculus), even-toed ungulates (Muntiacus
muntjak vaginalis and Muntiacus reevesi) and whales (Balaenoptera physalus). These
mammalian Orders have evolved separately for 55-80 million years (Myr). We conclude
that ZOO-FISH can be used to generate comparative chromosome maps of a large
number of mammalian species.