Y Fuse? Sex Chromosome Fusions in Fishes and Reptiles


Chromosomal fusion plays a recurring role in the evolution of adaptations and reproductive isolation among species, yet little is known of the evolutionary drivers of chromosomal fusions. Because sex chromosomes (X and Y in male heterogametic systems, Z and W in female heterogametic systems) differ in their selective, mutational, and demographic… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005237


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@inproceedings{Pennell2015YFS, title={Y Fuse? Sex Chromosome Fusions in Fishes and Reptiles}, author={Matthew W. Pennell and Mark Kirkpatrick and Sarah P. Otto and Jana C. Vamosi and Catherine L. Peichel and Nicole Valenzuela and Jun Kitano and Bret A Payseur}, booktitle={PLoS genetics}, year={2015} }