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Unusual Diversity of Sex Chromosomes in African Cichlid Fishes

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Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, Am Campus 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Genes 2018, 9(10), 480; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes9100480
Received: 26 September 2018 / Revised: 26 September 2018 / Accepted: 1 October 2018 / Published: 4 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics)
African cichlids display a remarkable assortment of jaw morphologies, pigmentation patterns, and mating behaviors. In addition to this previously documented diversity, recent studies have documented a rich diversity of sex chromosomes within these fishes. Here we review the known sex-determination network within vertebrates, and the extraordinary number of sex chromosomes systems segregating in African cichlids. We also propose a model for understanding the unusual number of sex chromosome systems within this clade. View Full-Text
Keywords: sex chromosome evolution; African cichlids; sex chromosomes sex chromosome evolution; African cichlids; sex chromosomes
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Gammerdinger, W.J.; Kocher, T.D. Unusual Diversity of Sex Chromosomes in African Cichlid Fishes. Genes 2018, 9, 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes9100480

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Gammerdinger WJ, Kocher TD. Unusual Diversity of Sex Chromosomes in African Cichlid Fishes. Genes. 2018; 9(10):480. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes9100480

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Gammerdinger, William J., and Thomas D. Kocher 2018. "Unusual Diversity of Sex Chromosomes in African Cichlid Fishes" Genes 9, no. 10: 480. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes9100480

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