Convergence and divergence in sex-chromosome evolution

Peichel, Catherine (2017). Convergence and divergence in sex-chromosome evolution. Nature genetics, 49(3), pp. 321-322. Nature America 10.1038/ng.3797

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A sequence assembly of the chicken W chromosome enables reconstruction of the gene content of the W chromosome across 14 bird species and shows striking similarities in the maintenance of broadly expressed and dosage-sensitive genes on highly degenerate sex chromosomes in both birds and mammals. However, the chicken W chromosome is not enriched for genes with expression in female-specific tissues, providing an intriguing contrast to the acquisition and amplification of genes with testis-specific expression on mammalian Y chromosomes and suggesting that the inheritance of chromosomes solely through females or males can lead to different evolutionary outcomes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Evolutionary Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Peichel, Catherine

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1061-4036

Publisher:

Nature America

Language:

English

Submitter:

Catherine Peichel

Date Deposited:

02 Aug 2017 14:39

Last Modified:

13 Sep 2017 06:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/ng.3797

PubMed ID:

28232729

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97930

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97930

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