Chromosomes’ Big Picture: Similarities Found in Genomes Across Multiple Species; Platypus Still out of Place
"The integration of biology and statistics holds enormous promises to gain insights from genomic data and life processes," said Min Zhang, associate professor of statistics from Purdue University and a co-author of the paper.
"We’re in the genomic age, where sequencers and computers are constantly running and completing new genome sequences every day," Yu said. "We’re expecting this information can help when it comes to finding similarities in those genomes. This type of broad analysis across species, taxonomic and disciplinary boundaries is really exciting in terms of discovering fundamental principles out of teeming genomic data."
Original article: Xianran Li, Chengsong Zhu, Zhongwei Lin, Yun Wu, Dabao Zhang, Guihua Bai1, Weixing Song, Jianxin Ma, Gary J. Muehlbauer, Michael J. Scanlon, Min Zhang and Jianming Yu. Chromosome Size in Diploid Eukaryotic Species Centers on the Average Length with a Conserved Boundary. Mol Biol Evol 28 (6): 1901-1911, (2011).
Mol Biol Evol (2011) 28 (6): 1901-1911. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr011