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Nature Genetics 38, 141 - 143 (2006)
doi:10.1038/ng0206-141

The rise and fall of the ape Y chromosome?

Chris Tyler-Smith1, Kevin Howe1 & Fabrício R Santos2

1  Chris Tyler-Smith and Kevin Howe are at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK cts@sanger.ac.uk

2  Fabricio R. Santos is in the Departamento de Biologia Geral, ICB, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antonio Carlos 6627, Caixa Postal 486 31.270-910, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

The sequence of a second chimpanzee Y chromosome has been determined. It confirms the degradation of four genes on the chimpanzee lineage, reveals the recent gain of one on the human lineage and emphasizes the low Y-chromosomal genetic diversity within western chimpanzees.

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