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Chromosome differentiation patterns during cichlid fish evolution

Andréia B Poletto1, Irani A Ferreira1, Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello1, Rafael T Nakajima1, Juliana Mazzuchelli1, Heraldo B Ribeiro1, Paulo C Venere2, Mauro Nirchio3, Thomas D Kocher4 and Cesar Martins1*

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1 UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Morfologia, Botucatu, SP, Brazil

2 UFMT - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto Universitário do Araguaia, Pontal do Araguaia, MT, Brazil

3 Universidad de Oriente, Escuela de Ciencias Aplicadas del Mar, Boca de Rio, Venezuela

4 University of Maryland, Department of Biology, College Park, MD 20742 USA

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BMC Genetics 2010, 11:50  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-50

Published: 15 June 2010

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Available chromosomal data for the Cichlidae clade. n, haploid number; 2n, diploid number; KF, karyotypic formulae; NOR, nucleolus organizer region; m/sm, meta-submetacentric chromosomes; st/a, subtelo-acrocentric chromosomes; a, acrocentric chromosomes. The species are distributed in subfamilies and tribes according to [13]. The data presented here were updated from [14].

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