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Genomic complexity of the Y-STR DYS19: inversions, deletions and founder lineages carrying duplications
The Y-STR DYS19 is firmly established in the repertoire of Y-chromosomal markers used in forensic analysis yet is poorly understood at the molecular level, lying in a complex genomic environment andExpand
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Dynamic nature of the proximal AZFc region of the human Y chromosome: multiple independent deletion and duplication events revealed by microsatellite analysis
The human Y chromosome shows frequent structural variants, some of which are selectively neutral, while others cause impaired fertility due to the loss of spermatogenic genes. The large‐scale use ofExpand
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Recombination Dynamics of a Human Y-Chromosomal Palindrome: Rapid GC-Biased Gene Conversion, Multi-kilobase Conversion Tracts, and Rare Inversions
The male-specific region of the human Y chromosome (MSY) includes eight large inverted repeats (palindromes) in which arm-to-arm similarity exceeds 99.9%, due to gene conversion activity. Here, weExpand
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Disproportionate Cochlear Length in Genus Homo Shows a High Phylogenetic Signal during Apes’ Hearing Evolution
Changes in lifestyles and body weight affected mammal life-history evolution but little is known about how they shaped species’ sensory systems. Since auditory sensitivity impacts communication tasksExpand
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Gene Conversion Violates the Stepwise Mutation Model for Microsatellites in Y-Chromosomal Palindromic Repeats
The male‐specific region of the human Y chromosome (MSY) contains eight large inverted repeats (palindromes), in which high‐sequence similarity between repeat arms is maintained by gene conversion.Expand
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Variola virus in a 300-year-old Siberian mummy.
This letter describes a distant lineage of the variola virus (the agent of smallpox) that was identified in a mummy found buried in the Siberian permafrost.
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Unbiased Interpretation of Haplotypes at Duplicated Microsatellites
The Y‐chromosome is a powerful tool for population geneticists to study human evolutionary history. Haploid and largely non‐recombining, it should contain a simple record of past mutational events.Expand
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Echoes from the past: New insights into the early hominin cochlea from a phylo-morphometric approach
We investigate cochlear variation, an indirect evidence of auditory capacities among earlyhominins and extant catarrhine species, in order to assess (i) the phylogenetic signal ofrelative externalExpand
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Evolutionary Dynamics of Duplicated Microsatellites Shared by Sex Chromosomes
Segmental duplications on sex chromosomes constitute an important proportion of recent duplications (~30%). Among those, the evolution of duplicated noncoding DNA is still poorly investigated. WeExpand
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ASGART: fast and parallel genome scale segmental duplications mapping
We present the open-source ASGART, 'A Segmental Duplications Gathering and Refining Tool', developed to search for segmental duplications (SDs) in any assembled sequence. Expand
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