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Evolutionary dynamics of Anolis sex chromosomes revealed by sequencing of flow sorting-derived microchromosome-specific DNA

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Genetics & Genomics, July 2016
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Title
Evolutionary dynamics of Anolis sex chromosomes revealed by sequencing of flow sorting-derived microchromosome-specific DNA
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Molecular Genetics & Genomics, July 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00438-016-1230-z
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Authors

Ilya G. Kichigin, Massimo Giovannotti, Alex I. Makunin, Bee L. Ng, Marsel R. Kabilov, Alexey E. Tupikin, Vincenzo Caputo Barucchi, Andrea Splendiani, Paolo Ruggeri, Willem Rens, Patricia C. M. O’Brien, Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith, Alexander S. Graphodatsky, Vladimir A. Trifonov

Abstract

Squamate reptiles show a striking diversity in modes of sex determination, including both genetic (XY or ZW) and temperature-dependent sex determination systems. The genomes of only a handful of species have been sequenced, analyzed and assembled including the genome of Anolis carolinensis. Despite a high genome coverage, only macrochromosomes of A. carolinensis were assembled whereas the content of most microchromosomes remained unclear. Most of the Anolis species have homomorphic XY sex chromosome system. However, some species have large heteromorphic XY chromosomes (e.g., A. sagrei) and even multiple sex chromosomes systems (e.g. A. pogus), that were shown to be derived from fusions of the ancestral XY with microautosomes. We applied next generation sequencing of flow sorting-derived chromosome-specific DNA pools to characterize the content and composition of microchromosomes in A. carolinensis and A. sagrei. Comparative analysis of sequenced chromosome-specific DNA pools revealed that the A. sagrei XY sex chromosomes contain regions homologous to several microautosomes of A. carolinensis. We suggest that the sex chromosomes of A. sagrei are derived by fusions of the ancestral sex chromosome with three microautosomes and subsequent loss of some genetic content on the Y chromosome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Czechia 1 3%
Unknown 29 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 35%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Professor 2 6%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 61%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 29%
Unspecified 1 3%
Unknown 2 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2016.
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