Publications | Bird Chromosome Database


Here you will find review studies, data compilation and recent publications in bird cytogenetics.

Review studies and data compilation

Bloom 1969: A current list of chromosome numbers and variations for species of the avian subclass Carinatae. J Hered 60: 217-220.

Shields 1982: Comparative avian cytogenetics: a review. Condor 84: 45–58.

de Boer 1984: New developments in vertebrate cytotaxonomy VIII. A current list of references on avian karyology. Genetica 65: 3-6.

Capanna et al., 1987: I cromosomi degli uccelli. Citotassonomia ed evoluzione cariotipica. Avocetta 11: 101-143.

Griffin et al., 2007: The evolution of the avian genome as revealed by comparative molecular cytogenetics. Cytogenet Genome Res 117: 64-77.

Kretschmer et al., 2018: Karyotype evolution in birds: from conventional staining to chromosome painting. Genes 9:E181.

Degrandi et al., 2020: Introducing the Bird Chromosome Database: An Overview of Cytogenetic Studies in Birds. Cytogenet Genome Res 160: 199-205.

Phylogeny based on genomes

Jarvis et al., 2014: Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346: 1320-1331.

Prum et al., 2015: A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526: 569-573.

Feng et al., 2020: Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature 587, 252-257.