Special Issue "Chromosomal Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2017).
Interests: chromosome biology; chromosomal rearrangements; small supernumerary marker chromosomes; heteromorphisms; molecular cytogenetics
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Chromosomal evolution is, nowadays, and more than ever, a highly relevant topic. The first chromosomes were visualized in the 1880s, and the latest modal human chromosome number was determined correctly in 1956; humans are eager to learn more about their own chromosomal constitution in comparison to other species. Chromosomal studies are the basis for understanding and correctly interpreting results obtained from DNA-samples using more sophisticated approaches, including molecular cytogenetics, molecular karyotyping, or the so-called next generation sequencing methods.
Chromosomal evolution is continuously ongoing on the microscopic and submicroscopic levels in every living cell. It can be observed within aging individuals during mitotic division (especially in cancer cells), and over many generations, leading, or at least providing in part, to speciation. In addition, chromosomal evolution can be observed in in vitro model systems, i.e., cell lines.
In this Special Issue, we would like to invite submissions of original research or review articles on any topic related to “Chromosomal Evolution”, through which we hope to explore new horizons of the exciting underlying mechanisms of evolution. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Thomas Liehr
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- chromosomal rearrangements
- copy number variations
- fragile sites
- molecular cytogenetics
- molecular karyotyping
- cell lines
- next generation sequencing