Terry Robinson

Summary

Affiliation: Stellenbosch University
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
URL: http://academic.sun.ac.za/botzoo/egg/index.htm
Summary:
My research is in the fields of evolutionary genetics and aspects of chromosome biology including molecular cytogenetics, systematics and phylogenomics. This entails using the technical advances in contemporary flow-cytometry and data from the human and other sequenced genomes. Additionally my research has examined the use of chromosomal characters in phylogeny reconstruction. I have focused on species that are critical to discerning the major features of mammalian genome evolution and the use of this information to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of mammals of differing evolutionary ages.
Publications:
Yang, F., Alkalaeva, E., Perelman, P., Pardini A.T., Harrison W.R.. O’Brien, P.C.M., Fu, B., Graphodatsky, A.S., Ferguson-Smith, M.A. and Robinson, T.J. (2003). Reciprocal chromosome painting among Human, Aardvark and Elephant (Superorder Afrotheria) reveals the likely eutherian ancestral karyotype. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100: 1062-1066.

Rambau, R. V. and Robinson, T.J. (2003). Chromosome painting in the African four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio: detection of possible murid specific contiguous segment combinations. Chromosome Research. 11: 91-98.

Rambau, R. V., Stanyon, R. and Robinson, T. J. (2003). Molecular genetics of Rhabdomys pumilio subspecies boundaries: mtDNA phylogeography and karyotypic analysis by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28: 564-575.

Yang, F., Fu , B., O’Brien, P.C.M., Robinson, T.J., Ryder, O.A. and Ferguson-Smith, M.A. (2003). Karyotypic relationships of horses and zebras: results of cross-species chromosome painting. Cytogenetics and Genome Research. 102:235-243.

Trifonov, V., Yang F., Ferguson-Smith, M.A. and Robinson, T.J. (2003). Chromosome painting in the Perissodactyla: delimitation of homologous regions in Burchell’s zebra (Equus burchellii) and the White (Ceratotherium simum) and Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Cytogenetics and Genome Research 103:104-110.

Dobigny, G., Ducroz, J.F., Robinson, T.J. and Volobouev V. (2004). Cytogenetics and cladistics. Systematic Biology 53: 470-484.

Robinson, T.J., Fu, B., Ferguson-Smith, M.A. and Yang, F. (2004). Cross-species chromosome painting in the golden mole and elephant shrew: Support for the mammalian clades Afrotheria and Afroinsectiphillia but not Afroinsectivora. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 271: 1477-1484.

Veyrunes, F., Catalan, J., Sicard, B., Robinson, T.J., Duplantier, J-M., Granjon, L., Dobigny, G., Britton-Davidian, J. (2004). Autosome and sex chromosome diversity among the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Murinae; Mus). Chromosome Research 12: 369-382.

Waters, P.D., Dobigny, G., Pardini, A.T. and Robinson, T.J. (2004). Line-1 distribution in the basal eutherian clades Afrotheria and Xenarthra: implications for understanding the evolution of L1 in human and mouse genomes. Chromosoma. 113: 137–144.

Robinson, T.J. and Seiffert, E. (2004). Afrotherian origins and interrelationships: New views and future prospects. Current Topics in Developmental Biology 63: 37-60.

Perelman P.L., Graphodatsky, A.S., Serdukova, N.A., Nie, W., Alkalaeva E.Z., Fu, B., Robinson, T.J., and Yang, F. (2005). Karyotypic conservatism in the suborder Feliformia (Order Carnivora). Cytogenetics and Genome Research 108: 348–354.

Robinson T.J., Trifonov V., Espie I., Harley, E.H. (2005). Interspecific hybridisation in rhinoceroses: molecular confirmation of a Black x White rhinoceros hybrid and implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 6: 141-145.

Veyrunes, F. Britton-Davidian, J. Robinson, T.J., Fichet-Calvet, E., Denys, C. and Chevret, P. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Rodentia, Murinae, Mus): implications for chromosomal evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36: 358-369.

Robinson, T.J. and Matthee, C.A. (2005). Phylogeny and evolutionary origins of the Leporidae: A review of cytogenetics, molecular analyses and a supermatrix analysis. Mammal Review 35: 231-247.

Dobigny, G., O’Brien P.C.M., Volobouev, V., Kovács, A., Yang, F., Ferguson-Smith, M.A. and Robinson, T.J. (2005). Low rate of genomic repatterning in Xenarthra inferred from chromosome painting data. Chromosome Research 13: 651-663.

Engelbrecht, A., Dobigny, G. and Robinson, T.J. (2006). Further insights into the ancestral murine karyotype: the contribution of the Otomys – Mus comparison using chromosome painting. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 112: 126–130.

Nie, W., O’Brien, P.C.M., Fu, B., Wang, J., Su, W., Ferguson-Smith, M.A., Robinson, T.J. and Yang, F. (2006). Chromosome painting between human and lorisform prosimians: evidence for the HSA 7/16 synteny in the primate ancestral karyotype. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129: 250-259.

Froenicke, L., Caldes, M.G., Graphodatsky, A., Müller, S., Lyons, L.A., Robinson, T.J., Volleth, M., Yang, F. and Wienberg, J. (2006). Are molecular cytogenetics and bioinformatics suggesting contradictory models of ancestral mammalian genomes? Genome Research 16: 306-310.

Robinson, TJ, Ruiz-Herrera, A and Froenicke, L. (2006). Dissecting the mammalian genome – new insights into chromosomal evolution. Trends in Genetics. 22: 297-301.

Dobigny, G., Waters, P. and Robinson, T.J. (2006). Absence of hypomethylation and of LINE-1 amplification in a white x black rhinoceros hybrid. Genetica 127: 81-86.

Deuve, J.L. Bennett, N. C., O’Brien, P. C. M., Ferguson-Smith, M.A., Faulkes, C.G., Britton-Davidian, J. and Robinson, T.J. (2006). Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the Giant Mole-Rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae). Chromosome Research 14: 681-691.

Ruiz-Herrera, A., Castresana, J. and Robinson, T.J. (2006). Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility? Genome Biology 7:R115 (doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-12-r115)

Gilbert, C., OBrien, P. C., Bronner, G., Yang, F., Hassanin, A., Ferguson-Smith, M. A. & Robinson, T. J. (2006). Chromosome painting and molecular dating indicate a low rate of chromosomal evolution in golden moles (Mammalia, Chrysochloridae). Chromosome Research 14: 793-803.

Veyrunes, F., Dobigny, G., Yang, F., Catalan, J., Robinson, T.J. and Britton-Davidian, J. (2006). Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae). Extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 273: 2925–2934

Waters, P.D., Dobigny, G., Waddell, P.J. and Robinson, T.J. (2007). Evolutionary History of Line-1 in the Major Clades of Placental Mammals. PLoS ONE 2: e158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000158.

Veyrunes F, Watson, J, Robinson, T.J. and Britton-Davidian, J. (2007). Accumulation of rare sex chromosome rearrangements in the African pygmy mouse, Mus (Nannomys) minutoides: a whole-arm reciprocal translocation (WART) involving an X-autosome fusion. Chromosome Research 15: 223–230.

Pardini, A.T., O’Brien, P. C. M., Fu, B., Bonde, R.K., Elder, F.F.B., Ferguson Smith, M.A., Yang, F. and Robinson, T.J. (2007). Chromosome painting among Proboscidea, Hyracoidea and Sirenia: support for Paenungulata (Afrotheria, Mammalia) but not Tethytheria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 274: 1333-1340.

Waters, P.D., Ruiz-Herrera, A., Dobigny, G., Garcia, M. and Robinson, T.J. (2007). Sex chromosomes of basal placental mammals. Chromosoma 116: 507-510.

Gilbert C., Goodman S.M., Soarimalala, V. Olson L.E., O’Brien P.C.M., Elder, F.F.B., Yang F., Ferguson-Smith M.A., and Robinson T.J. (2007). Chromosomal evolution in tenrecs (Microgale and Oryzorictes, Tenrecidae) from the Central Highlands of Madagascar. Chromosome Research 15: 1075-1091.

Ruiz-Herrera, A. and Robinson, T.J. (2007). Chromosomal instability in Afrotheria: fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genome sequence assemblies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:199.

Deuve, J.L., Bennett N. C., Ruiz-Herrera, A., Britton-Davidian, J. and Robinson, T.J. (2008).
Dissection of a Y-autosome translocation in an African molerat, Cryptomys hottentotus (Rodentia, Bathyergidae). Chromosoma 14: 681-691.

Deuve, J.L., Bennett N., Britton-Davidian J. and Robinson T.J. (2008). Chromosomal phylogeny and evolution of the African mole-rats (Bathyergidae). Chromosome Research 16: 57-74.

Trifonov, V.A., Stanyon, R., Nesterenko, A.I., Fu, B., Perelman, P.L., O’Brien, P.C.M., Stone, G., Rubtsova, N.V., Houck, M.L., Robinson, T.J., Ferguson-Smith, M.A., Dobigny, G., Graphodatsky, A.S., Yang, F. (2008). Multi-directional cross-species painting illuminates the history of karyotypic evolution in Perissodactyla. Chromosome Research 16: 89-107.

Graphodatsky, A.S., Yang, F., Dobigny, G., Biltueva, L., Romanenko, S., Perelman, P., Serdukova, N., Alkalaeva, E., Ferguson-Smith, M.A., Murphy, W.J., and Robinson, T.J. (2008). Tracking the evolution of genome organization in rodents by ZOO-FISH. Chromosome Research 16: 261-274.

Gilbert, C., Maree, S. and Robinson, T.J. (2008). Chromosomal evolution and distribution of telomeric repeats in golden moles (Chrysochloridae, Mammalia). Cytogenetics and Genome Research 121: 110-119.

Avise, J.C. and Robinson, T.J. (2008). Hemiplasy: A new term in the lexicon of phylogenetics. Systematic Biology 57: 503-507.

Rubes, J., Kubickova. S., Cernohorska. H., Di Berardino. D., Vahala, J. and Robinson. T. J. (2008). Phylogenomic study of the Tragelapinae (Family Bovidae) by cross-species chromosome painting with cattle paints. Chromosome Research 16:935–947 DOI: 10.1007/s10577-008-1250-6.

Ruiz-Herrera, A. and Robinson, T.J. (2008). Evolutionary plasticity and cancer breakpoints in human chromosome 3: A review. Bioessays 30: 1-12.

Robinson, T.J., Ruiz-Herrera, A. and Avise, J.C. (2008). Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105: 14477-14481.

Smit, H.A., Robinson, T.J., Watson, J. and Jansen van Vuuren, B. (2008). A new species from the South African Karoo, Elephantulus pilocaudata (Karoo rock elephant-shrew) (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea). Journal of Mammalogy 89: 1257-1269.

Robinson, T.J. and Ruiz-Herrera, A. (2008). Defining the ancestral eutherian karyotype: a cladistic interpretation of chromosome painting and genome sequence assembly data. Chromosome Research 16: 1133-1141.

Badenhorst D., Herbreteau V., Chava Y., Pages M., Robinson T.J., Morand S., Hugot J-P. and Dobigny G. (2009). New karyotypic data for Asian rodents (Rodentia, Muridae) and first report of B-chromosomes in the genus Mus. Journal of Zoology (London) 279: 44-56.

Rodríguez Delgado C.L., Waters P.D., Gilbert C., Robinson T.J. and Marshall Graves J.A. (2009) Physical Mapping of the Elephant X chromosome: conservation of gene order over 105 million years. Chromosome Research 17: 917–926.

Veyrunes F., Chevret P., Catalan J., Castiglia R., Watson J., Dobigny G., Robinson T.J. and Britton-Davidian J. (2010). A novel sex determination system in a close relative of the house mouse. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 277: 1049–1056.

Ropiquet A., Hassanin A., Pagacova E., Gerbault-Seureau M., Cernohorska H., Kubickoua S., Bonillo C., Rubes J. and Robinson T.J. (2010). A paradox revealed: karyotype evolution in the four-horned antelope occurs by tandem fusion (Mammalia, Bovidae, Tetracerus quadricornis). Chromosome Research 18: 277–286.

Veyrunes F., Catalan J., Tatard C., Cellier-Holzem E. Watson J., Chevret P., Robinson T.J. and Britton-Davidian J. (2010). Mitochondrial and chromosomal insights into karyotypic evolution of the pygmy mouse, Mus minutoides, in South Africa. Chromosome Research 18:563-574.

Ruiz-Herrera A., Farré M., Ponsà M. and Robinson T.J. (2010). Selection against Robertsonian fusions involving housekeeping genes in the house mouse: integrating data from gene expression arrays and chromosome evolution. Chromosome Research 18: 801–808.

Huang L., Jing M., Nie W., Robinson T.J. and Yang F. (2011). Chromosome homologies between tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus) and Chinese muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) facilitate tracing the evolution history of Damaliscus (Bovidae, Antilopinae, Alcelaphini). Cytogenetics and Genome Reseach 132: 264–270.

Cernohorska H., Kubickova S., Vahala J., Robinson T.J. and Rubes J.. (2011). Cytotype A of Kirk’s dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) shows multiple tandem fusions. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 132: 255–263.

Kovalskaya Yu K., Aniskin V.M., Bogomolov P.L., Surov A.V., Tikhonov I.A., Tikhonova G.N., Robinson T.J. and Volobouevb V.T. (2011). Karyotype reorganisation in the subtilis group of birch mice (Rodentia, Dipodidae, Sicista): unexpected taxonomic diversity within a limited distribution. Cytogenetics and Genome Reseach 132: 271–288.

Smit H.A., Jansen van Vuuren B., O’Brien P.C.M,. Yang F., Ferguson-Smith M. and Robinson T.J. (2011). Phylogenetic relationships of elephant-shrews (Afrotheria, Macroscelididae). Journal of Zoology (London) 284: 133–143.

Robinson T.J. and Ropiquet A. (2011). Examination of Hemiplasy, Homoplasy and Phylogenetic Discordance in Chromosomal Evolution of the Bovidae. Systematic Biology 60: 439-450. (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr045).

Chaumeil J., Waters P.D., Koina E., Gilbert C., Robinson T.J., Marshall Graves J.A. (2011). Epigenetic marks in marsupial and elephant X chromosome inactivation; intermediates in the evolution of an XIST-controlled X inactivation mechanism. PLoS One 6: e19040.

Solano E., Gilbert C., Richards L., Taylor P.J., Soarimalala V., Engelbrecht A., Goodman S.M. and Robinson T.J. (2011). First karyotypic descriptions of Malagasy rodents (Nesomyinae, Muridae) reveal variation at multiple taxonomic levels. Journal of Zoology (London) 285: 110-118. (Print ISSN 0952-8369).

Badenhorst D., Dobigny G., Adega F., Chaves R., O’Brien P.C.M., Ferguson-Smith M.A., Waters P.D. and Robinson T.J. (2011). Chromosomal evolution in Rattus sensu lato (Muridae, Rodentia). Chromosome Research 19:709–727. DOI 10.1007/s10577-011-9227-2.

Meredith R.W., Janecka J.E., Gatesy J., Ryder O.A., Fisher C.A., Teeling E.C., Goodbla A., Eizirik E., Stadler T., Rabosky D.L., Honeycutt R.L., Flynn J.J., Steiner C., Williams T., Robinson T.J. Burk A., Ayoub N.A., Springer M.S., Murphy M.J. (2011). Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Extant Mammal Diversification. Science 334: 521-524 DOI: 10.1126/science.1211028.

Greve G., Alechine E., Pasantes J.J., Hodler C., Rietsche W., Robinson T.J. and Schempp W. (2011) Y-chromosome variation in hominids: High intra-specific variation is restricted to the polygamous chimpanzee. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29311. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029311.

Robinson TJ and Yang F. (2012). Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future Prospects (Editorial). Heredity 108: 1–3; doi:10.1038.

Ruiz-Herrera, A., Farré M. and Robinson T.J. (2012). Molecular Cytogenetic and Genomic insights to Mammalian Chromosomal Evolution. Heredity 108: 28–36; doi:10.1038.

Publications

  1. Ruiz Herrera A, Robinson T. Chromosomal instability in Afrotheria: fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genome sequence assemblies. BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:199 pubmed
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  2. Kovalskaya Y, Aniskin V, Bogomolov P, Surov A, Tikhonov I, Tikhonova G, et al. Karyotype reorganisation in the subtilis group of birch mice (Rodentia, Dipodidae, Sicista): unexpected taxonomic diversity within a limited distribution. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2011;132:271-88 pubmed publisher
    ..It is thought that this occurred at the last glacial maximum (18,000-14,000 years B.P.), and that the process of isolation has been exacerbated by increasing human activity in the region in modern times...
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    Rambau R, Robinson T. Chromosome painting in the African four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio: detection of possible murid specific contiguous segment combinations. Chromosome Res. 2003;11:91-8 pubmed
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  4. Waters P, Dobigny G, Waddell P, Robinson T. Evolutionary history of LINE-1 in the major clades of placental mammals. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e158 pubmed
    ..Additionally, a robust phylogeny of diverse LINE-1 is essential in testing that site-specific LINE-1 insertions, often regarded as homoplasy-free phylogenetic markers, are indeed unique and not convergent. ..
  5. Veyrunes F, Chevret P, Catalan J, Castiglia R, Watson J, Dobigny G, et al. A novel sex determination system in a close relative of the house mouse. Proc Biol Sci. 2010;277:1049-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Although relatively still unexplored, such an atypical sex chromosome system offers a unique opportunity to unravel new genetic interactions involved in the initiation of sex determination in mammals...
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    Dobigny G, Ducroz J, Robinson T, Volobouev V. Cytogenetics and cladistics. Syst Biol. 2004;53:470-84 pubmed
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  7. Delgado C, Waters P, Gilbert C, Robinson T, Graves J. Physical mapping of the elephant X chromosome: conservation of gene order over 105 million years. Chromosome Res. 2009;17:917-26 pubmed publisher
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  8. Ruiz Herrera A, Castresana J, Robinson T. Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility?. Genome Biol. 2006;7:R115 pubmed
    ..As a consequence, the genome is a composite of fragile regions prone to reorganization that have been conserved in different lineages, and genomic tracts that do not exhibit the same levels of evolutionary plasticity. ..
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    Dobigny G, Yang F, O Brien P, Volobouev V, Kovacs A, Pieczarka J, et al. Low rate of genomic repatterning in Xenarthra inferred from chromosome painting data. Chromosome Res. 2005;13:651-63 pubmed
    ..Finally, our results provide a glimpse of a likely ancestral karyotype for the extant Xenarthra, a pivotal group for understanding eutherian genome evolution...
  10. Robinson T, Ruiz Herrera A, Avise J. Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:14477-81 pubmed publisher
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  1. Ruiz Herrera A, Robinson T. Chromosomal instability in Afrotheria: fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genome sequence assemblies. BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:199 pubmed
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  2. Kovalskaya Y, Aniskin V, Bogomolov P, Surov A, Tikhonov I, Tikhonova G, et al. Karyotype reorganisation in the subtilis group of birch mice (Rodentia, Dipodidae, Sicista): unexpected taxonomic diversity within a limited distribution. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2011;132:271-88 pubmed publisher
    ..It is thought that this occurred at the last glacial maximum (18,000-14,000 years B.P.), and that the process of isolation has been exacerbated by increasing human activity in the region in modern times...
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    Rambau R, Robinson T. Chromosome painting in the African four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio: detection of possible murid specific contiguous segment combinations. Chromosome Res. 2003;11:91-8 pubmed
    ....
  4. Waters P, Dobigny G, Waddell P, Robinson T. Evolutionary history of LINE-1 in the major clades of placental mammals. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e158 pubmed
    ..Additionally, a robust phylogeny of diverse LINE-1 is essential in testing that site-specific LINE-1 insertions, often regarded as homoplasy-free phylogenetic markers, are indeed unique and not convergent. ..
  5. Veyrunes F, Chevret P, Catalan J, Castiglia R, Watson J, Dobigny G, et al. A novel sex determination system in a close relative of the house mouse. Proc Biol Sci. 2010;277:1049-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Although relatively still unexplored, such an atypical sex chromosome system offers a unique opportunity to unravel new genetic interactions involved in the initiation of sex determination in mammals...
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    Dobigny G, Ducroz J, Robinson T, Volobouev V. Cytogenetics and cladistics. Syst Biol. 2004;53:470-84 pubmed
    ....
  7. Delgado C, Waters P, Gilbert C, Robinson T, Graves J. Physical mapping of the elephant X chromosome: conservation of gene order over 105 million years. Chromosome Res. 2009;17:917-26 pubmed publisher
    ....
  8. Ruiz Herrera A, Castresana J, Robinson T. Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility?. Genome Biol. 2006;7:R115 pubmed
    ..As a consequence, the genome is a composite of fragile regions prone to reorganization that have been conserved in different lineages, and genomic tracts that do not exhibit the same levels of evolutionary plasticity. ..
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    Dobigny G, Yang F, O Brien P, Volobouev V, Kovacs A, Pieczarka J, et al. Low rate of genomic repatterning in Xenarthra inferred from chromosome painting data. Chromosome Res. 2005;13:651-63 pubmed
    ..Finally, our results provide a glimpse of a likely ancestral karyotype for the extant Xenarthra, a pivotal group for understanding eutherian genome evolution...
  10. Robinson T, Ruiz Herrera A, Avise J. Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:14477-81 pubmed publisher
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  11. Gilbert C, Maree S, Robinson T. Chromosomal evolution and distribution of telomeric repeats in golden moles (Chrysochloridae, Mammalia). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2008;121:110-9 pubmed publisher
    ..robustus is unique in that three autapomorphic fissions define its evolutionary history, and hence the more extensive reshuffling of its genome. ..
  12. Pardini A, O Brien P, Fu B, Bonde R, Elder F, Ferguson Smith M, et al. Chromosome painting among Proboscidea, Hyracoidea and Sirenia: support for Paenungulata (Afrotheria, Mammalia) but not Tethytheria. Proc Biol Sci. 2007;274:1333-40 pubmed
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  13. Yang F, Alkalaeva E, Perelman P, Pardini A, Harrison W, O Brien P, et al. Reciprocal chromosome painting among human, aardvark, and elephant (superorder Afrotheria) reveals the likely eutherian ancestral karyotype. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:1062-6 pubmed
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    Gilbert C, Goodman S, Soarimalala V, Olson L, O Brien P, Elder F, et al. Chromosomal evolution in tenrecs (Microgale and Oryzorictes, Tenrecidae) from the Central Highlands of Madagascar. Chromosome Res. 2007;15:1075-91 pubmed
    ..We use these data to critically examine the possible role of chromosomal rearrangements in speciation within Microgale. ..
  15. Avise J, Robinson T. Hemiplasy: a new term in the lexicon of phylogenetics. Syst Biol. 2008;57:503-7 pubmed publisher
  16. Ruiz Herrera A, Robinson T. Evolutionary plasticity and cancer breakpoints in human chromosome 3. Bioessays. 2008;30:1126-37 pubmed publisher
    ..These are rich in repetitive elements and are commonly implicated in structural rearrangements that underpin human genomic disorders and neoplasias. Additional Supporting Information may be found in the online version of this article. ..
  17. Robinson T, Ruiz Herrera A. Defining the ancestral eutherian karyotype: a cladistic interpretation of chromosome painting and genome sequence assembly data. Chromosome Res. 2008;16:1133-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Our analyses clarify the distinction between shared-ancestral and shared-derived homology in the eutherian ancestral karyotype. ..
  18. Ropiquet A, Hassanin A, Pagacova E, Gerbault Seureau M, Cernohorska H, Kubickova S, et al. A paradox revealed: karyotype evolution in the four-horned antelope occurs by tandem fusion (Mammalia, Bovidae, Tetracerus quadricornis). Chromosome Res. 2010;18:277-86 pubmed publisher
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  19. Veyrunes F, Catalan J, Tatard C, Cellier Holzem E, Watson J, Chevret P, et al. Mitochondrial and chromosomal insights into karyotypic evolution of the pygmy mouse, Mus minutoides, in South Africa. Chromosome Res. 2010;18:563-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The results confirm that Rb fusions are by far the predominant rearrangement in M. minutoides but strongly suggest that recurrent whole-arm reciprocal translocations have also shaped this genome. ..
  20. Ruiz Herrera A, Farré M, Ponsà M, Robinson T. Selection against Robertsonian fusions involving housekeeping genes in the house mouse: integrating data from gene expression arrays and chromosome evolution. Chromosome Res. 2010;18:801-8 pubmed publisher
    ..e., other rodents, bats, and bovids, among others) is both achievable and crucial to developing broadly applicable models of chromosome evolution. ..
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    Veyrunes F, Watson J, Robinson T, Britton Davidian J. Accumulation of rare sex chromosome rearrangements in the African pygmy mouse, Mus (Nannomys) minutoides: a whole-arm reciprocal translocation (WART) involving an X-autosome fusion. Chromosome Res. 2007;15:223-30 pubmed
    ..This accumulation of rare sex chromosome changes in single specimens is, to our knowledge, exceptional among mammals. ..
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    Gilbert C, O Brien P, Bronner G, Yang F, Hassanin A, Ferguson Smith M, et al. Chromosome painting and molecular dating indicate a low rate of chromosomal evolution in golden moles (Mammalia, Chrysochloridae). Chromosome Res. 2006;14:793-803 pubmed
    ..54-0.93) differs from the 'default rate' of mammalian chromosomal evolution which has been estimated at one change per 10 million years, thus placing the Chrysochloridae among the slower-evolving chromosomal lineages thus far recorded...
  23. Veyrunes F, Dobigny G, Yang F, O Brien P, Catalan J, Robinson T, et al. Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae): extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse. Proc Biol Sci. 2006;273:2925-34 pubmed
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    Deuve J, Bennett N, O Brien P, Ferguson Smith M, Faulkes C, Britton Davidian J, et al. Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae). Chromosome Res. 2006;14:681-91 pubmed
    ..We discuss the likely sequence of evolutionary events that has led to the contemporary composition of the C. mechowi sex chromosomes, and consider these in the light of prevailing views on the genesis of sex chromosomes in mammals. ..
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    Yang F, Fu B, O Brien P, Robinson T, Ryder O, Ferguson Smith M. Karyotypic relationships of horses and zebras: results of cross-species chromosome painting. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2003;102:235-43 pubmed
    ..Our results shed new light on the karyotypic evolution of Equidae...
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    Engelbrecht A, Dobigny G, Robinson T. Further insights into the ancestral murine karyotype: the contribution of the Otomys-Mus comparison using chromosome painting. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2006;112:126-30 pubmed
    ..Our data further indicate that MMU15a+ MMU13b+MMU10b+MMU17b was present in the murine ancestral karyotype suggesting an ancestral 2n = 52 rather than the 2n = 54 previously postulated. ..
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    Veyrunes F, Britton Davidian J, Robinson T, Calvet E, Denys C, Chevret P. Molecular phylogeny of the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Rodentia, Murinae, Mus): implications for chromosomal evolution. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;36:358-69 pubmed
    ..In addition to taxonomic and biogeographical clarifications, we provide a temporal framework within which patterns of genic and chromosomal evolution are discussed. ..
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    Veyrunes F, Catalan J, Sicard B, Robinson T, Duplantier J, Granjon L, et al. Autosome and sex chromosome diversity among the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Murinae; Mus). Chromosome Res. 2004;12:369-82 pubmed
    ..Such studies will provide insight into the causes and consequences of the high diversity of sex chromosome rearrangements in this subgenus. ..
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    Robinson T, Seiffert E. Afrotherian origins and interrelationships: new views and future prospects. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2004;63:37-60 pubmed
  30. Robinson T, Fu B, Ferguson Smith M, Yang F. Cross-species chromosome painting in the golden mole and elephant-shrew: support for the mammalian clades Afrotheria and Afroinsectiphillia but not Afroinsectivora. Proc Biol Sci. 2004;271:1477-84 pubmed
    ..They may even suggest clades that sequence trees are not recovering with any consistency and thus encourage the search for additional rare genomic changes among afrotheres. ..
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    Waters P, Ruiz Herrera A, Dobigny G, Garcia Caldés M, Robinson T. Sex chromosomes of basal placental mammals. Chromosoma. 2007;116:511-8 pubmed
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    Rambau R, Stanyon R, Robinson T. Molecular genetics of Rhabdomys pumilio subspecies boundaries: mtDNA phylogeography and karyotypic analysis by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2003;28:564-75 pubmed
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    Perelman P, Graphodatsky A, Serdukova N, Nie W, Alkalaeva E, Fu B, et al. Karyotypic conservatism in the suborder Feliformia (Order Carnivora). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2005;108:348-54 pubmed
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    Robinson T, Ruiz Herrera A, Froenicke L. Dissecting the mammalian genome--new insights into chromosomal evolution. Trends Genet. 2006;22:297-301 pubmed
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  35. Deuve J, Bennett N, Britton Davidian J, Robinson T. Chromosomal phylogeny and evolution of the African mole-rats (Bathyergidae). Chromosome Res. 2008;16:57-74 pubmed publisher
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    Robinson T, Yang F, Harrison W. Chromosome painting refines the history of genome evolution in hares and rabbits (order Lagomorpha). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2002;96:223-7 pubmed
    ..The molecular cytogenetic data allow for a refinement of the structural changes that have shaped genome evolution in this group of mammals and underscore the rapid radiation of the Leporidae suggested by mitochondrial DNA sequence data...
  37. Robinson T, Ropiquet A. Examination of hemiplasy, homoplasy and phylogenetic discordance in chromosomal evolution of the Bovidae. Syst Biol. 2011;60:439-50 pubmed publisher
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