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Low variability in a Y-linked plant gene and its implications for Y-chromosome evolution.

Abstract:

Sex chromosomes have evolved independently in several different groups of organisms, but they share common features, including genetic degeneration of the Y chromosome. Suppression of recombination between ancestral proto-X and proto-Y chromosomes is thought to have led to their gradual divergence, and to degeneration of the Y chromosome, but the evolutionary forces responsible are unknown. In non-recombining Y chromosomes, deleterious mutations may be carried to fixation by linked advantageo...

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10.1038/35006057

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Monéger, F More by this author
Negrutiu, I More by this author
Charlesworth, D More by this author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
404
Issue:
6776
Pages:
388-390
Publication date:
2000-03-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:9cd3686c-580d-42cb-820c-81193f6028ed
Source identifiers:
49209
Local pid:
pubs:49209

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