How the gene content of human sex chromosomes evolved.

  title={How the gene content of human sex chromosomes evolved.},
  author={Jennifer A. Marshall Graves and Edda Koina and Natasha Sankovic},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  volume={16 3},
The X and Y chromosomes of humans and other mammals both have very atypical gene contents. The degenerate Y bears only a handful of genes that are specialized for male sex and reproduction. Now it seems that the X over-represents genes controlling reproductive traits and intelligence. This is hard to explain in terms of function but makes excellent sense in terms of evolution. Comparisons between the gene content of the X and Y in humans, distantly related mammals, and other vertebrates, define… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 265 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 extracted citations

The insectan apes.

Human nature • 2014
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

266 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 266 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…