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Sex-chromosome elimination in the bandicoot Isoodon macrourus using Y-linked markers

Watson C.M. · Margan S.H. · Johnston P.G.

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School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW (Australia)

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Cytogenet Cell Genet 81:54–59 (1998)

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Published online: July 24, 1998
Issue release date: 1998

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1424-8581 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-859X (Online)

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Abstract

Abstract.

Cytogenetic studies have shown that the Y chromosome is eliminated from many somatic cell types of the bandicoot Isoodon macrourus, an Australian marsupial. Molecular techniques allow examination of a greater range of tissue types than that possible using cytogenetic techniques. The presence or absence of the Y chromosome was established using partial sequences of the Y-linked SRY and UBE1Y genes in I. macrourus, with the X-linked gene G6PD as a control. We show that a very small proportion of cells comprising hematopoietic tissues, and even fewer cells in peripheral blood, retain the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is retained in most brain, liver, kidney, and lung cells and in cardiac and skeletal muscle. We also show that the bandicoot Y chromosome is retained in some cell types within tissues previously believed to completely eliminate the Y chromosome.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: July 24, 1998
Issue release date: 1998

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1424-8581 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-859X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CGR


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