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Review: Sex Chromosome Evolution and the Expression of Sex-Specific Genes in the Placenta

Graves, Jennifer


Sex chromosomes have a disproportionate influence on health and disease. Both the X and Y are atypical in gene content and activity, as a result of their unique evolutionary trajectory. The X and Y chromosomes originated in a pair of autosomes, and differentiated as the Y chromosome degenerated progressively. The Y contains few active genes and is composed largely of repetitive DNA sequences. Most Y genes have copies on the X from which they evolved; this includes even the sex-determining gene...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Placenta
DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2009.12.029


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