Molecular Insights into Sex and Evolution

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Amphibian Research Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
Interests: genetics: sex chromosome evolution and speciation

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Department of Biosciences, School of Science, Kitasato University, Sagamihara 252-0373, Japan
Interests: evolutionary biology: sex determination and genome evolution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sexual reproduction is a unique invention of the evolution of eukaryote life, different to that of prokaryotes. This sexual reproduction system has largely contributed to the production of eukaryote biodiversity by means of combining and shuffling genomes among different individuals, and this process continues to see itself diversified during evolution. Therefore, sex and evolution in eukaryotes are tightly linked to each other. Nevertheless, the sexual reproduction system remains a significant issue that warrants uncovering on the molecular level, specifically concerning genetic mechanisms. Therefore, we have launched a Special Issue entitled “Molecular Insights into Sex and evolution”, and we are pleased to invite you to submit your manuscripts. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) sex determination, sex chromosome evolution, reproduction, hybridization, speciation, and phylogenetic evolution. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Moreover, our aim is to unveil the genetic mechanisms of sex and evolution and understand the evolutionary reasons as to why sexual systems are as malleable and diverse as they are. 

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Ikuo Miura
Dr. Michihiko Ito
Guest Editors

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  • sex determination
  • sex chromosome evolution
  • reproduction
  • hybridization
  • speciation
  • evolution
  • animals
  • vertebrates

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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