Retroelements: tools for sex chromosome evolution.

@article{Steinemann2005RetroelementsTF,
  title={Retroelements: tools for sex chromosome evolution.},
  author={Sigrid Steinemann and Manfred Steinemann},
  journal={Cytogenetic and genome research},
  year={2005},
  volume={110 1-4},
  pages={134-43}
}
Many eukaryotic taxa inherit a heteromorphic sex chromosome pair. It is a generally accepted hypothesis that the sex chromosome pair is derived from a pair of homologous autosomes that has developed after the occurrence of a sex differentiator in an evolutionary process into two structurally and functionally different partners. In most of the analyzed systems the occurrence of the dominant sex differentiator is paralleled by the suppression of recombination within and close by that region. The… CONTINUE READING

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