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 perfect system for advancing our comprehension of genome evolution and function due to the number of sex determination systems within the team, the diversity of sex chromosome maturation states, the simplicity of experimental manipulation during early development. After quickly reviewing intercourse chromosome biology generally speaking, we concentrate on what’s known about frog sex determination, intercourse chromosome evolution, and present, genomics-facilitated improvements on the go. Continue reading The Sex Chromosomes of Frogs: Variability and Tolerance provide Clues to Genome Evolution and Function