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Rcjohnsen rcjohnsen at aol.com
Wed Mar 29 11:42:48 EST 2000

<< Subject: B Chromosomes
From: "Vanessa Long" vjl7 at aber.ac.uk 
Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2000 11:57 AM
Message-id: <8bsr0t$i3a$1 at dyfi.aber.ac.uk>

Does anyone here know anything about supernumerary (B) chromosomes and the
methods currently being used to characterise them?  I am also considering
the evolution of these chromosomes and would appreciate any suggestions on
how this could be investigated.  I am attempting to write a dissertation on
the subject and there appears to be a serious lack of published information
on the subject.

Thank you.


It's been a long time since I thought about these, but they used to be a hot
item.  You might get something electronically by Searching the multiple search
engines at Alta Vista at


using the key words "Maize B Chromosomes" or
"B chromosomes Maize" or other variations in the Savvy-metasearch box.  You'll
find 3 pages of refs with 2-3 papers of direct refs.
Must do taxes this AM but will keep looking and send it on if I find something.
 I'll look at Science, Trends in Genet. Nature, and you might try Chromosomam
or some of the Adv. in Genetics series if you've access to them.  Your Univ.
Librarian should be able to do a Lit search.

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