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The rise and fall of the ape Y chromosome?

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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Figure 1: Comparison of the Kuroki et al. and Hughes et al. chimpanzee Y chromosome assemblies.


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Tyler-Smith, C., Howe, K. & Santos, F. The rise and fall of the ape Y chromosome?. Nat Genet 38, 141–143 (2006).

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