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The Significance of Chromosomal Studies in the Systematics of the Malagasy Lemurs

  • Yves Rumpler

Abstract

Chromosomal studies of the Malagasy lemurs have been particularly fruitful in two areas of investigation where these animals pose various difficult problems: systematics and evolution. In this chapter, we will report on the significance of cytogenetics in the systematics of the lemurs.

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Hybridization Experiment Cytogenetic Study Centric Fusion Acrocentric Chromosome Pericentric Inversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Rumpler
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Embryologie et de CytogénétiqueEcole Nationale de MédécineTananariveMadagascar

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