Clues on syntenic relationship among some species of Oryzomyini and Akodontini Tribes (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae)

Authors
Suarez, Pablo; Nagamachi, Cleusa Yoshiko; Lanzone, Cecilia; Malleret, Matias Maximiliano; O'Brien, Patricia Caroline Mary; Ferguson Smith, Malcolm Andrew; Pieczarka, Julio Cesar
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Sigmodontinae rodents represent one of the most diverse and complex components of the mammalian fauna of South America. Among them most species belongs to Oryzomyini and Akodontini tribes. The highly specific diversification observed in both tribes is characterized by diploid complements, which vary from 2n=10 to 86. Given this diversity, a consistent hypothesis about the origin and evolution of chromosomes depends on the correct establishment of synteny analyzed in a suitable phylogenetic framework. The chromosome painting technique has been particularly useful for identifying chromosomal synteny. In order to extend our knowledge of the homeological relationships between Akodontini and Oryzomyini species, we analyzed the species Akodon montensis (2n=24) and Thaptomys nigrita (2n=52) both from the tribe Akodontini, with chromosome probes of Hylaeamys megacephalus (2n=54) of the tribe Oryzomyini. The results indicate that at least 12 of the 26 autosomes of H. megacephalus show conserved synteny in A. montensis and 14 in T. nigrita. The karyotype of Akodon montensis, as well as some species of the Akodon cursor species group, results from many chromosomal fusions and therefore the syntenic associations observed probably represent synapomorphies. Our finding of a set of such associations revealed by H. megacephalus chromosome probes (6/21; 3/25; 11/16/17; and, 14/19) provides phylogenetic information for both tribes. An extension of these observations to other members of Akodontini and Oryzomyini tribes should improve our knowledge about chromosome evolution in both these groups.
Fil: Suarez, Pablo. Universidad Federal de Pará; Brasil
Fil: Nagamachi, Cleusa Yoshiko. Universidad Federal de Pará; Brasil
Fil: Lanzone, Cecilia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Misiones. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Departamento de Genética. Laboratorio de Genética Evolutiva y Molecular; Argentina
Fil: Malleret, Matias Maximiliano. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Misiones. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Departamento de Genética. Laboratorio de Genética Evolutiva y Molecular; Argentina
Fil: O'Brien, Patricia Caroline Mary. University of Cambridge; Reino Unido
Fil: Ferguson Smith, Malcolm Andrew. University of Cambridge; Reino Unido
Fil: Pieczarka, Julio Cesar. Universidad Federal de Pará; Brasil
Subject
AKODON
HYLAEAMYS
THAPTOMYS
CHROMOSOME PAINTING
CONSERVED SYNTENY
SIGMODONTINAE
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/45175