The evolution of sex chromosomes

Ayling, L.J. and Griffin, Darren K. (2002) The evolution of sex chromosomes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 99 (1-4). pp. 125-140. ISSN 1424-8581. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Mammalian sex chromosomes appear, behave and function differently than the autosomes, passing on their genes in a unique sex-linked manner. The publishing of Ohno's hypothesis provided a framework for discussion of sex chromosome evolution, allowing it to be developed and challenged numerous times. In this report we discuss the pressures that drove the evolution of sex and the mechanisms by which it occurred. We concentrate on how the sex chromosomes evolved in mammals, discussing the various hypotheses proposed and the evidence supporting them.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: 12900555 1424-859X
Uncontrolled keywords: Animals Dosage Compensation, Genetic Evolution, Molecular Humans Models, Genetic Sex Chromosomes
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Darren Griffin
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2008 13:14
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 13:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12468 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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