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Are some chromosomes particularly good at sex? Insights from amniotes

O'Meally, Denis; Ezaz, Tariq; Georges, Arthur; Sarre, Stephen; Graves, Jennifer


Several recent studies have produced comparative maps of genes on amniote sex chromosomes, revealing homology of gene content and arrangement across lineages as divergent as mammals and lizards. For example, the chicken Z chromosome, which shares homology with the sex chromosomes of all birds, monotremes, and a gecko, is a striking example of stability of genome organization and retention, or independent acquisition, of function in sex determination. In other lineages, such as snakes and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Chromosome Research
DOI: 10.1007/s10577-011-9266-8


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