By Stephen J. O'Brien (Editor), Joan C. Menninger (Editor), William G. Nash (Editor)
A beautiful visible choice of the banded metaphase chromosome karyotypes from a few 850 species of mammals, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes represents an unabridged compendium of the nation of this genomic artwork shape. Bringing jointly info at present scattered in the course of the cytogenetics literature for ratings of released and unpublished species, this atlas positive aspects fine quality karyotype photos for almost each mammal studied to this point, making it the main finished assemblage of high-resolution chromosome images available--a severely worthy source for present day comparative genomics era.For each on hand species, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes provides the simplest karyotype produced, the typical and Latin identify of the species, the broadcast quotation, and the contributing authors. so much karyotypes are G-banded, revealing the chromosomal bar codes of homologous segments between comparable species.Addressing the mandate of the Human Genome undertaking to annotate the genomes of alternative organisms to boot, the Atlas of Mammalian Chromosomes deals a breakthrough in our knowing of species formation, of genome association, and of DNA script for ordinary choice. it really is a useful source for geneticists, mammalogists, and biologists drawn to comparative genomics, systematics, and chromosome constitution.