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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


We are currently working on the evolutionary relationships of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians using chromosomal signatures based on syntenic associations defined by cross-species chromosome painting and gene mapping. Related studies are discovering new mechanisms of genetic sex determination in reptiles and amphibians.

Permanent Staff:

Professor Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith FRS
Dr. Jorge C Pereira


Key Words: Molecular Cytogenetics; Evolution; Comparative genomics; Flow Cytometry; Gene Mapping; Phylogenetics; Sex Determination




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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK.