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The X - A sexy chromosome

Graves, Jennifer; Delbridge, Margaret


There is new and convincing evidence(1) that the mammalian X chromosome, as well as the Y chromosome, contains an atypically high proportion of genes involved in sex and reproduction (SRR genes). Here we consider alternative explanations for this concentration. One possibility is that a particularly well-endowed autosome was “chosen” for a career as a sex chromosome. Alternatively, the high concentration of SRR genes may have resulted from the accumulation of these genes on the X after the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioessays
DOI: 10.1002/bies.10026


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