Antonio Bernardo de Carvalho, Ph.D.

Antonio Bernardo de Carvalho, Ph.D.
Antonio Bernardo de Carvalho
Title
Professor
Department
Department of Genetics
Institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Address
Caixa Postal 68011
CEP 21944-970
City
Rio de Janeiro
Country
Brazil
Phone
5521 22608820
E-mail
bernardo@biologia.ufrj.br
Website
http://b200.nce.ufrj.br/genetica/profs.html
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
1998
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Andrew G. Clark, Ph.D.

Research

Notwithstanding their biological importance, Y chromosomes remain poorly known in most species. I am studying the origin and evolution of these chromosomes, particularly in the Drosophila genus. A major obstacle to the study of Y-chromosomes is the identification of their sequences: due to its high content of repetitive sequences, in most genome projects the Y is fragmented into a large number of small, unmapped contains. I am developing computational and experimental methods to accomplish this, that has lead to the identification of nearly all known Drosophila Y-linked genes. Identification of Drosophila Y-chromosome genes yielded important insights on its origin and evolution.

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