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. pmc Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility?
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Genome Biol 7:R115. 2006
  2. pmc Chromosomal instability in Afrotheria: fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genome sequence assemblies
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 7:199. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Chromosomal phylogeny and evolution of the African mole-rats (Bathyergidae)
    J L Deuve
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 16:57-74. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Evolutionary plasticity and cancer breakpoints in human chromosome 3
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Bioessays 30:1126-37. 2008
  5. pmc Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae): extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR5554, Génétique and Environnement, Universite Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2925-34. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae)
    J L Deuve
    Evolutionary Genetics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 14:681-91. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Defining the ancestral eutherian karyotype: a cladistic interpretation of chromosome painting and genome sequence assembly data
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 16:1133-41. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissecting the mammalian genome--new insights into chromosomal evolution
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Trends Genet 22:297-301. 2006
  9. pmc A novel sex determination system in a close relative of the house mouse
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR CNRS Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1049-56. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Chromosome painting and molecular dating indicate a low rate of chromosomal evolution in golden moles (Mammalia, Chrysochloridae)
    C Gilbert
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 14:793-803. 2006

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Publications54

  1. pmc Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility?
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Genome Biol 7:R115. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Chromosomal instability in Afrotheria: fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genome sequence assemblies
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 7:199. 2007
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Chromosomal phylogeny and evolution of the African mole-rats (Bathyergidae)
    J L Deuve
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 16:57-74. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Evolutionary plasticity and cancer breakpoints in human chromosome 3
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Bioessays 30:1126-37. 2008
    ..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...
  5. pmc Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae): extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR5554, Génétique and Environnement, Universite Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2925-34. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Complex evolution of X and Y autosomal translocations in the giant mole-rat, Cryptomys mechowi (Bathyergidae)
    J L Deuve
    Evolutionary Genetics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 14:681-91. 2006
    ..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...
  7. doi request reprint Defining the ancestral eutherian karyotype: a cladistic interpretation of chromosome painting and genome sequence assembly data
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 16:1133-41. 2008
    ..Our analyses clarify the distinction between shared-ancestral and shared-derived homology in the eutherian ancestral karyotype...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dissecting the mammalian genome--new insights into chromosomal evolution
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Trends Genet 22:297-301. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc A novel sex determination system in a close relative of the house mouse
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR CNRS Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1049-56. 2010
    ..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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Chromosome painting and molecular dating indicate a low rate of chromosomal evolution in golden moles (Mammalia, Chrysochloridae)
    C Gilbert
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 14:793-803. 2006
    ..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...
  11. pmc Evolutionary history of LINE-1 in the major clades of placental mammals
    Paul D Waters
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 2:e158. 2007
    ..Most data concerning LINE-1 biology and evolution are derived from the human and mouse genomes and are often assumed to hold for all placentals...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR5554, Génétique and Environnement, Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Chromosome Res 15:223-30. 2007
    ..This accumulation of rare sex chromosome changes in single specimens is, to our knowledge, exceptional among mammals...
  13. pmc Chromosome painting among Proboscidea, Hyracoidea and Sirenia: support for Paenungulata (Afrotheria, Mammalia) but not Tethytheria
    A T Pardini
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1333-40. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:14477-81. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Sex chromosomes of basal placental mammals
    Paul D Waters
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosoma 116:511-8. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal evolution in tenrecs (Microgale and Oryzorictes, Tenrecidae) from the Central Highlands of Madagascar
    C Gilbert
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 15:1075-91. 2007
    ..We use these data to critically examine the possible role of chromosomal rearrangements in speciation within Microgale...
  17. doi request reprint Hemiplasy: a new term in the lexicon of phylogenetics
    John C Avise
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Syst Biol 57:503-7. 2008
  18. doi request reprint Chromosomal evolution and distribution of telomeric repeats in golden moles (Chrysochloridae, Mammalia)
    C Gilbert
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Cytogenet Genome Res 121:110-9. 2008
    ..robustus is unique in that three autapomorphic fissions define its evolutionary history, and hence the more extensive reshuffling of its genome...
  19. ncbi request reprint Further insights into the ancestral murine karyotype: the contribution of the Otomys-Mus comparison using chromosome painting
    A Engelbrecht
    Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    Cytogenet Genome Res 112:126-30. 2006
    ..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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Low rate of genomic repatterning in Xenarthra inferred from chromosome painting data
    G Dobigny
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 13:651-63. 2005
    ..Finally, our results provide a glimpse of a likely ancestral karyotype for the extant Xenarthra, a pivotal group for understanding eutherian genome evolution...
  21. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Rodentia, Murinae, Mus): implications for chromosomal evolution
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR5554, Génétique and Environnement, Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:358-69. 2005
    ..In addition to taxonomic and biogeographical clarifications, we provide a temporal framework within which patterns of genic and chromosomal evolution are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Karyotype reorganisation in the subtilis group of birch mice (Rodentia, Dipodidae, Sicista): unexpected taxonomic diversity within a limited distribution
    Y M Kovalskaya
    Severtzov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Cytogenet Genome Res 132:271-88. 2011
    ..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...
  23. doi request reprint Selection against Robertsonian fusions involving housekeeping genes in the house mouse: integrating data from gene expression arrays and chromosome evolution
    Aurora Ruiz-Herrera
    Departament de Biologia Cel lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193 Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
    Chromosome Res 18:801-8. 2010
    ..e., other rodents, bats, and bovids, among others) is both achievable and crucial to developing broadly applicable models of chromosome evolution...
  24. pmc Reciprocal chromosome painting among human, aardvark, and elephant (superorder Afrotheria) reveals the likely eutherian ancestral karyotype
    F Yang
    Centre for Veterinary Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1062-6. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Chromosome painting in the African four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio: detection of possible murid specific contiguous segment combinations
    R V Rambau
    Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 11:91-8. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Molecular genetics of Rhabdomys pumilio subspecies boundaries: mtDNA phylogeography and karyotypic analysis by fluorescence in situ hybridization
    Ramugondo V Rambau
    Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag XI, Matieland 76021, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:564-75. 2003
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Physical mapping of the elephant X chromosome: conservation of gene order over 105 million years
    Claudia Leticia Rodríguez Delgado
    Comparative Genomics Group, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, GPO Box 475, ACT 2601, Canberra, Australia
    Chromosome Res 17:917-26. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Karyotypic relationships of horses and zebras: results of cross-species chromosome painting
    F Yang
    Centre for Veterinary Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Cytogenet Genome Res 102:235-43. 2003
    ..Our results shed new light on the karyotypic evolution of Equidae...
  29. doi request reprint Mitochondrial and chromosomal insights into karyotypic evolution of the pygmy mouse, Mus minutoides, in South Africa
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, UMR5554 CNRS Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Chromosome Res 18:563-74. 2010
    ..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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Autosome and sex chromosome diversity among the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Murinae; Mus)
    Frederic Veyrunes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution UMR5554, Génétique and Environnement, Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Chromosome Res 12:369-82. 2004
    ..Such studies will provide insight into the causes and consequences of the high diversity of sex chromosome rearrangements in this subgenus...
  31. pmc Cross-species chromosome painting in the golden mole and elephant-shrew: support for the mammalian clades Afrotheria and Afroinsectiphillia but not Afroinsectivora
    T J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1477-84. 2004
    ..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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Karyotypic conservatism in the suborder Feliformia (Order Carnivora)
    P L Perelman
    Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Cytogenet Genome Res 108:348-54. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Afrotherian origins and interrelationships: new views and future prospects
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Curr Top Dev Biol 63:37-60. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Cytogenetics and cladistics
    Gauthier Dobigny
    Museum national d histoire naturelle, Laboratoire Origine, Structure et Evolution de la Biodiversité, 55, rue Buffon, F75005 Paris, France
    Syst Biol 53:470-84. 2004
    ....
  35. doi request reprint A paradox revealed: karyotype evolution in the four-horned antelope occurs by tandem fusion (Mammalia, Bovidae, Tetracerus quadricornis)
    Anne Ropiquet
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 18:277-86. 2010
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint A molecular supermatrix of the rabbits and hares (Leporidae) allows for the identification of five intercontinental exchanges during the Miocene
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
    Syst Biol 53:433-47. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Utility of nuclear DNA intron markers at lower taxonomic levels: phylogenetic resolution among nine Tragelaphus spp
    Sandi Willows-Munro
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:624-36. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Indel evolution of mammalian introns and the utility of non-coding nuclear markers in eutherian phylogenetics
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:827-37. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Cross-species 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)
    V Trifonov
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Cytogenet Genome Res 103:104-10. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Stable methylation patterns in interspecific antelope hybrids and the characterization and localization of a satellite fraction in the Alcelaphini and Hippotragini
    T J Robinson
    Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Chromosome Res 8:635-43. 2000
    ..715 satellite DNA, there is 86% sequence similarity with the sheep/goat satellite I, suggesting that they are related and are likely to have originated and evolved separately from the bovine unit...
  41. ncbi request reprint LINE-1 distribution in Afrotheria and Xenarthra: implications for understanding the evolution of LINE-1 in eutherian genomes
    Paul D Waters
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, Matieland, South Africa
    Chromosoma 113:137-44. 2004
    ..We discuss these findings with reference to models that have previously been proposed to explain the AT distribution bias of L1 in human and mouse, and how this relates to the evolution of these elements in other eutherian genomes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal evolution in the vlei rat, Otomys irroratus (Muridae: Otomyinae): a compound chromosomal rearrangement separates two major cytogenetic groups
    R V Rambau
    Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Cytogenet Cell Genet 93:253-7. 2001
    ..Additionally, the two groups differ through the presence of cytotype-specific heterozygous centric fusions and one to three B chromosomes which appear as floating polymorphisms in the 2n = 28 complex...
  43. ncbi request reprint Dissection of a Y-autosome translocation in Cryptomys hottentotus (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) and implications for the evolution of a meiotic sex chromosome chain
    J L Deuve
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Chromosoma 117:211-7. 2008
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) with suggestions for conservation
    D L Alpers
    Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag XI, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 13:1771-84. 2004
    ..e. koba. Samples from the rest of the continent constituted a geographically more diverse assemblage with genetic associations not strictly corresponding to the other recognized subspecies...
  45. doi request reprint Examination of hemiplasy, homoplasy and phylogenetic discordance in chromosomal evolution of the Bovidae
    Terence J Robinson
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Syst Biol 60:439-50. 2011
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Chromosome painting refines the history of genome evolution in hares and rabbits (order Lagomorpha)
    T J Robinson
    Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Cytogenet Genome Res 96:223-7. 2002
    ..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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Absence of hypomethylation and LINE-1 amplification in a white x black rhinoceros hybrid
    Gauthier Dobigny
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Genetica 127:81-6. 2006
    ..These findings underscore observations that wide-scale genomic instability involving hypomethylation and mobile element release may be marsupial specific phenomena within Mammalia...
  48. ncbi request reprint Coalescence methods reveal the impact of vicariance on the spatial genetic structure of Elephantulus edwardii (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea)
    H A Smit
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private BagX1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 16:2680-92. 2007
    ..edwardii. Our results reveal the morphological misidentification of one of these types, accentuating the problems of field identification...
  49. pmc Are molecular cytogenetics and bioinformatics suggesting diverging models of ancestral mammalian genomes?
    Lutz Froenicke
    Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Genome Res 16:306-10. 2006
  50. pmc Molecular systematics of dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae) and the radiation of Graphiurus in Africa
    Claudine Montgelard
    Laboratoire de Paléontologie des Vertébrés EPHE, Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, UMR 5554 CNRS, Universite Montpellier II, CC064, Place E Bataillon, 34 095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1947-55. 2003
    ..The radiation within Graphiurus is more recent, with the colonization of Africa by this lineage estimated at ca. 8-10 Myr ago...
  51. ncbi request reprint Chromosome painting between human and lorisiform prosimians: evidence for the HSA 7/16 synteny in the primate ancestral karyotype
    Wenhui Nie
    Key Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650223, People s Republic of China
    Am J Phys Anthropol 129:250-9. 2006
    ..Based on our results and the published homology maps between humans and other primate species, we propose an ancestral karyotype (2n = 60) for lorisiform primates...
  52. doi request reprint LINE-1 elements: analysis by fluorescence in-situ hybridization and nucleotide sequences
    Paul D Waters
    Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Methods Mol Biol 422:227-37. 2008
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Tracking genome organization in rodents by Zoo-FISH
    Alexander S Graphodatsky
    Institute of Cytology and Genetics, SB RAS 6300090, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Chromosome Res 16:261-74. 2008
    ..These findings provide insights into the likely composition of the ancestral rodent karyotype and an improved understanding of placental genome evolution...
  54. doi request reprint Multidirectional cross-species painting illuminates the history of karyotypic evolution in Perissodactyla
    Vladimir A Trifonov
    Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
    Chromosome Res 16:89-107. 2008
    ..Our results allow a more reliable estimate of the mode and tempo of evolutionary chromosomal rearrangements, revealing a striking switch between the slowly evolving ceratomorphs and extremely rapidly evolving equids...