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The vital Y chromosome

Comparisons of Y-chromosome sequences in various mammals reveal abundant gene loss early in the chromosome's evolution but remarkable gene stability across the Y chromosomes of extant species. See Articles p.488 & p.494

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Figure 1: Small but stable.

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Clark, A. The vital Y chromosome. Nature 508, 463–464 (2014).

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