Synteny conservation of the Z chromosome in 14 avian species (11 families) supports a role for Z dosage in avian sex determination.

@article{Nanda2008SyntenyCO,
  title={Synteny conservation of the Z chromosome in 14 avian species (11 families) supports a role for Z dosage in avian sex determination.},
  author={Indrajit Nanda and Kai Frank Schlegelmilch and Thomas Haaf and Manfred Schartl and Michael Schmid},
  journal={Cytogenetic and genome research},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={150-6}
}
In order to determine synteny conservation of the avian Z chromosome, a chicken (Gallus gallus, GGA) Z chromosome painting probe was hybridized to the chromosomes of 14 bird species belonging to 11 different families. The GGAZ painted the Z chromosomes in all species analyzed, suggesting strong conservation of its gene content among the different avian lineages. This was confirmed by the mapping of five GGAZ-orthologous genes (DMRT1, GHR, CHRNB3, ALDOB, B4GALT1) to the Z chromosomes of eight… CONTINUE READING