Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle

@article{Chen2014WholegenomeSO,
  title={Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle},
  author={Songlin Chen and Guojie Zhang and Changwei Shao and Quanfei Huang and Geng Liu and Pei Zhang and Wentao Song and Na An and Domitille S Chalopin and Jean-Nicolas Volff and Yunhan Hong and Qiye Li and Zhen-xia Sha and Heling Zhou and Mingshu Xie and Qiulin Yu and Yang Liu and Hui Xiang and Na Wang and Kui Wu and Changgeng Yang and Qian Zhou and Xiaolin Liao and Linfeng Yang and Qiaomu Hu and Jilin Zhang and Liang Meng and Lijun Jin and Yongsheng Tian and Jinmin Lian and Jingfeng Yang and Guidong Miao and Shanshan Liu and Zhuo Liang and Fang Yan and Yangzhen Li and Bin Sun and Hong Zhang and Jing Zhang and Ying Zhu and Min Du and Yongwei Zhao and Manfred Schartl and Qisheng Tang and Jun Wang},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={253-260}
}
Genetic sex determination by W and Z chromosomes has developed independently in different groups of organisms. To better understand the evolution of sex chromosomes and the plasticity of sex-determination mechanisms, we sequenced the whole genomes of a male (ZZ) and a female (ZW) half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). In addition to insights into adaptation to a benthic lifestyle, we find that the sex chromosomes of these fish are derived from the same ancestral vertebrate… CONTINUE READING
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