The Sex Chromosomes of Frogs: Variability and Tolerance provide Clues to Genome Evolution and Function

The Sex Chromosomes of Frogs: Variability and Tolerance provide Clues to Genome Evolution and Function

Jacob W. Malcom, Randal S. Kudra, John H. Malone

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 06269 USA

Frog intercourse chromosomes offer a system that is ideal advancing our knowledge of genome evolution and function due to the selection of intercourse dedication systems within the team, the variety of intercourse chromosome maturation states, the simplicity of experimental manipulation during very very very early development. After shortly reviewing intercourse chromosome biology generally speaking, we consider what exactly is known about frog sex determination, intercourse chromosome development, and present, genomics-facilitated improvements within the industry. In conclusion we highlight gaps inside our present knowledge of frog sex chromosomes, and recommend priorities for future research that will advance broad familiarity with gene dosage and intercourse chromosome development.

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