A representation of the similarities and differences of the chromosomes of five species
The numbered horizontal bars represent the chromosomes of five species. Each colored strip shows how different sections of gene groups correspond or vary in their location within the different genomes. Two or more colors converging on a chromosome (as can be seen four times with the scallop) indicate that mixing has occurred between two ancestral chromosomes or chromosome sections. The image appeared in the publication in Science Advances.
This image appeared in the press release "Unravelling the ancient stories hidden in DNA".