Recombination is suppressed and variability reduced in a nascent Y chromosome.

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serval:BIB_EFB45E4E3318
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Recombination is suppressed and variability reduced in a nascent Y chromosome.
Journal
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Author(s)
Berset-Brändli L., Jaquiéry J., Perrin N.
ISSN
1010-061X[print], 1010-061X[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
3
Pages
1182-1188
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Several hypotheses have been elaborated to account for the evolutionary decay commonly observed in full-fledged Y chromosomes. Enhanced drift, background selection and selective sweeps, which are expected to result from reduced recombination, may all share responsibilities in the initial decay of proto-Y chromosomes, but little empirical information has been gathered so far. Here we take advantage of three markers that amplify on both of the morphologically undifferentiated sex chromosomes of the European tree frog (Hyla arborea) to show that recombination is suppressed in males (the heterogametic sex) but not in females. Accordingly, genetic variability is reduced on the Y, but in a way that can be accounted for by merely the number of chromosome copies per breeding pair, without the need to invoke background selection or selective sweeps.
Keywords
Animals, Anura/genetics, Female, Gene Frequency, Genetic Markers, Genetic Variation, Linkage Disequilibrium, Male, Recombination, Genetic, Sex Determination (Genetics), Y Chromosome
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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