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The descent of man
Readings – #1 From The Descent of Man (1871) by Charles Darwin (1809 1882): I am aware that the conclusions arrived at in this work will be denounced by some as highly irreligious; but he who thusExpand
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Sex Chromosome Specialization and Degeneration in Mammals
Sex chromosomes--particularly the human Y--have been a source of fascination for decades because of their unique transmission patterns and their peculiar cytology. The outpouring of genomic dataExpand
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Genome of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica reveals innovation in non-coding sequences
We report a high-quality draft of the genome sequence of the grey, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica). As the first metatherian (‘marsupial’) species to be sequenced, the opossum provides aExpand
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Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution
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The origin and function of the mammalian Y chromosome and Y‐borne genes – an evolving understanding
  • J. Graves
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…
  • 1 April 1995
Mammals have an XX:XY system of chromosomal sex determination in which a small heterochromatic Y controls male development. The Y contains the testis determining factor SRY, as well as several genesExpand
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Temperature Sex Reversal Implies Sex Gene Dosage in a Reptile
Sex in reptiles is determined by genes on sex chromosomes or by incubation temperature. Previously these two modes were thought to be distinct, yet we show that high incubation temperatures reverseExpand
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Comparative Painting Reveals Strong Chromosome Homology Over 80 Million Years of Bird Evolution
Chickens and the great flightless emu belong to two distantly related orders of birds in the carinate and ratite subclasses that diverged at least 80 million years ago. In the first ZOO-FISH studyExpand
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Relationships between Vertebrate ZW and XY Sex Chromosome Systems
The peculiar cytology and unique evolution of sex chromosomes raise many fundamental questions. Why and how sex chromosomes evolved has been debated over a century since H.J. Muller suggested thatExpand
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Sex reversal triggers the rapid transition from genetic to temperature-dependent sex
Sex determination in animals is amazingly plastic. Vertebrates display contrasting strategies ranging from complete genetic control of sex (genotypic sex determination) to environmentally determinedExpand
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Undermethylation associated with retroelement activation and chromosome remodelling in an interspecific mammalian hybrid
Genetic models, predict that genomic rearrangement in hybrids can facilitate reproductive isolation and the formation of new species by preventing gene flow between the parent species and hybridExpand
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