Why is the X chromosome so odd? Traffic analogy helped us crack the mystery

Laurence D. Hurst, Lukasz Huminiecki

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Abstract

You may not be aware of it, but one of your chromosomes – the X chromosome – is considerably different from the rest and has posed a puzzle for scientists for over a decade. Early in mammalian evolutionary history, what is now the X chromosome was just like any of our other chromosomes. But at some point it evolved to be different.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2016

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