Sex determination in sciarid flies: a model for the control of differential X-chromosome elimination

@article{Snchez1999SexDI,
  title={Sex determination in sciarid flies: a model for the control of differential X-chromosome elimination},
  author={S{\'a}nchez and Perondini},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={247-59}
}
In sciarids, all zygotes start development with the 3X;2A chromosome constitution, two of the three X chromosomes being of paternal origin. The elimination of either one or two paternal X chromosomes produces the X:A signal which determines development along the female (2X;2A) or male (X0;2A) pathway, respectively. A model is proposed in which a chromosomal factor (CF) positively interacts with the X chromosome(s) causing its/their elimination. The number of X chromosomes to be eliminated is… CONTINUE READING

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