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Sex chromosomes and sex determination in weird mammals

Graves, Jennifer

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Weird mammals are of two types. Highly divergent mammals, such as the marsupials and monotremes, have informed us of the evolutionary history of the Y chromosome and sex-determining gene, and the recently specialized rodents can help us predict its future. The Y chromosome has had a short but eventful history, and is already heading briskly for oblivion. It originated as a homologous partner of the X when it acquired a sex-determining gene (not necessarily SRY). Most of the genes on the Y, even...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92255
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
DOI: 10.1159/000063022

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