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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.