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Chromosomes Today

pp 183-194

Repetitive DNA as a tool to study the phylogeny of cold-blooded vertebrates

  • Teresa CapriglioneAffiliated withUniversità di Napoli, Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Comparata, Federico II

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Abstract

At the end of the 60s, when scientists found out that repetitive DNA sequences were part of the eukaryotic genomes [1, 2], they could not foresee that they would be very useful markers for molecular and cytogenetic analysis and to investigate the phylogenetic relationships between closely related species.