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From: Recurring genomic breaks in independent lineages support genomic fragility

Figure 1

The scheme to detect independent breakage of a region. (a) The region between human markers X and Y is conserved in chimpanzee, dog and chicken but is disrupted in mouse and rat. (b) Under the assumption of parsimony, all species breaks between X and Y can be explained by a single break in the rodent lineage (denoted by the dashed line). The region between human markers A and B in (a) is conserved in mouse, dog and chicken but disrupted in chimpanzee and rat. This can only be explained by two 'independent' breaks in chimpanzee and rat lineages (denoted by dotted lines).

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