Activity map of the tammar X chromosome shows that marsupial X inactivation is incomplete and escape is stochastic
BACKGROUND: X chromosome inactivation is a spectacular example of epigenetic silencing. In order to deduce how this complex system evolved, we examined X inactivation in a model marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). In marsupials, X inactivation is known to be paternal, incomplete and tissue-specific, and occurs in the absence of an XIST orthologue. RESULTS: We examined expression of X-borne genes...[Show more]
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