Was an ancient bird-like sex chromosome system ancestral to reptiles and mammals? [ 2011 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Ezaz Asst Prof Tariq; Prof Stephen Sarre; Prof Arthur Georges; Prof Jennifer A Graves; Prof Yoichi Matsuda

Brief description Recent discoveries reveal amazing similarity in the sex chromosomes of distantly related animals. This project will use advanced DNA technology to explore diverse sex chromosomes in reptiles to discover whether this signifies ancient and unsuspected common ancestry, or the convergent redeployment of genes and chromosomes predisposed to determine sex.

Funding Amount $345,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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