Evolution of chromosome Y in primates.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Archidiacono, N; Storlazzi, C T; Spalluto, C; Ricco, A S; Marzella, R; Rocchi, M
Year of Publication: 1998
Journal: Chromosoma
Volume: 107
Issue: 4
Pagination: 241-6
Date Published: 1998 Sep
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0009-5915
Keywords: Animals, Cercopithecidae, Chromosomes, Artificial, Yeast, Dosage Compensation, Genetic, Evolution, Molecular, Gorilla gorilla, Humans, In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence, Macaca fascicularis, Pan troglodytes, Papio, Pongo pygmaeus, Primates, Pseudogenes, Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid, Species Specificity, X Chromosome, Y chromosome

We have investigated, by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), the cytogenetic evolution of the Y chromosome in primates using 17 yeast artificial chromosomes, representative of the Y-specific euchromatic region of the human chromosome Y. The FISH experiments were performed on great apes (Homo sapiens, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla and Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus), and on two Old World monkeys species as an outgroup (Cercopitecidae Macaca fascicularis and Papio anubis). The results showed that this peculiar chromosome has undergone rapid and unconstrained evolution both in sequence content and organization.

Alternate Journal: Chromosoma
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