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Evolution of the human X - A smart and sexy chromosome that controls speciation and development

Graves, Jennifer; Gécz, J; Hameister, Horst

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In humans, as in other mammals, sex is determined by an XX female/XY male chromosome system. Most attention has focused on the small, degenerate Y chromosome, which bears the male-dominant gene SRY. The X, in contrast, has been considered a well-behaved and immaculately conserved element that has hardly changed since the pre-mammal days when it was just another autosome pair. However, the X, uniquely in the genome, is present in two copies in females and only one in males. This has had dire...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/281490
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000071585

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