Evolutionary biologists glimpse early stages of Y-chromosome degeneration

A research team from labs of Professor S.I. Wright and University Professor S.C.H. Barrett in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology show degeneration in Y chromosome gene function.

Rumex hastatulus

Hough J., Hollister J.D., Wang W., Barrett S.C.H., & Wright S.I. (2014). Genetic degeneration of old and young Y chromosomes in the flowering plant Rumex hastatulus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in press). doi:10.1073/pnas.1319227111

Published online in PNAS May 15, 2014

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