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Genome Organization of Vertebrates

  1. Giorgio Bernardi

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005001.pub2



How to Cite

Bernardi, G. 2008. Genome Organization of Vertebrates. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Laboratory of Molecular Evolution, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008


Compositional genomics, an approach relying on the base composition of genomes, helped to solve a long-standing problem, namely the sequence organization of vertebrate and, more generally, of eukaryotic genomes.


  • isochores;
  • base composition;
  • chromosomes;
  • compositional genomics