Beyond sequence and expression (really)

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Sometimes readers ask about massive chromosomal reorganizations and what not. I don’t know enough that I feel comfortable commenting, but I noticed this review, Chromosome evolution in eukaryotes: a multi-kingdom perspective, and have placed it in the gnxp forum files as “chromosomeevolution.”

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  1. I’ll comment: 
    The genomes of five invertebrate species have been sequenced: two nematodes (Caenorhabditis elegans and C. briggsae) and three arthropods (D. melanogaster, Anopheles gambiae and Bombyx mori).  
     
    A second Drosophila species was sequenced (Dpseudoobscura)and the paper was published nearly a year ago. This publication dealt extensively with chromosomal evolution in Drosophila (focusing on the amount of rearrangement and sequences in rearrangement breakpoints). Is this not worth mentioning in a review of chromosomal evolution? 
     
    The rest of their treatment of dipteran rearrangements is decent; I wonder why they excluded the only whole genome analysis of rearrangements in Drosophila?

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