Novel Gene Acquisition on Carnivore Y Chromosomes

@article{Murphy2006NovelGA,
  title={Novel Gene Acquisition on Carnivore Y Chromosomes},
  author={William J. Murphy and Alison J Pearks Wilkerson and Terje Raudsepp and Richa Agarwala and Alejandro A. Sch{\"a}ffer and Roscoe Stanyon and Bhanu Chowdhary},
  journal={PLoS Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={2}
}
Despite its importance in harboring genes critical for spermatogenesis and male-specific functions, the Y chromosome has been largely excluded as a priority in recent mammalian genome sequencing projects. Only the human and chimpanzee Y chromosomes have been well characterized at the sequence level. This is primarily due to the presumed low overall gene content and highly repetitive nature of the Y chromosome and the ensuing difficulties using a shotgun sequence approach for assembly. Here we… 

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