Deciphering neo-sex and B chromosome evolution by the draft genome of Drosophila albomicans

  title={Deciphering neo-sex and B chromosome evolution by the draft genome of Drosophila albomicans},
  author={Qi Zhou and Hong-mei Zhu and Quan-fei Huang and Lu Zhao and Guojie Zhang and Scott William Roy and Beatriz Vicoso and Zhaoling Xuan and Jue Ruan and Yue Zhang and Ruoping Zhao and C. Ye and Xiuqing Zhang and Jun Wang and Wen Wang and Doris Bachtrog},
  booktitle={BMC Genomics},
Drosophila albomicans is a unique model organism for studying both sex chromosome and B chromosome evolution. A pair of its autosomes comprising roughly 40% of the whole genome has fused to the ancient X and Y chromosomes only about 0.12 million years ago, thereby creating the youngest and most gene-rich neo-sex system reported to date. This species also possesses recently derived B chromosomes that show non-Mendelian inheritance and significantly influence fertility. We sequenced male flies… CONTINUE READING
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