The evolutionary history of Neanderthal and Denisovan Y chromosomes

  title={The evolutionary history of Neanderthal and Denisovan Y chromosomes},
  author={Martin Petr and Mateja Hajdinjak and Qiaomei Fu and Elena Essel and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Rougier and Isabelle Crevecoeur and Patrick Semal and Liubov V. Golovanova and Vladimir Doronichev and Carles Lalueza-Fox and Marco de la Rasilla and Antonio Rosas and Michael V. Shunkov and Maxim B. Kozlikin and Anatoli P. Derevianko and Benjamin Vernot and Matthias Meyer and Janet Kelso},
  pages={1653 - 1656}
Y chromosome evolution in Neanderthals The genomes of archaic hominins have been sequenced and compared with that of modern humans. However, most archaic individuals with high-quality sequences available have been female. Petr et al. performed targeted sequencing of the paternally inherited Y chromosomes from three Neanderthals and two Denisovans (see the Perspective by Schierup). Comparisons with available archaic and diverse modern human Y chromosomes indicated that, similar to the maternally… 

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