Affiliation: University of Adelaide
- How did the platypus get its sex chromosome chain? A comparison of meiotic multiples and sex chromosomes in plants and animalsFrank Gruetzner
Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Chromosoma 115:75-88. 2006....
- The multiple sex chromosomes of platypus and echidna are not completely identical and several share homology with the avian ZWillem Rens
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OES, UK
Genome Biol 8:R243. 2007..In order to investigate monotreme sex chromosome evolution, we performed a comparative study of platypus and echidna by chromosome painting and comparative gene mapping...
- Loss of genes implicated in gastric function during platypus evolutionGonzalo R Ordóñez
Departamento de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular, Facultad de Medicina, Instituto Universitario de Oncologia, Universidad de Oviedo, Fernando Bongera s n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Genome Biol 9:R81. 2008..The platypus genome sequence provides a unique opportunity to illuminate some aspects of the biology and evolution of these animals...
- Disruption and pseudoautosomal localization of the major histocompatibility complex in monotremesJuliane C Dohm
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Ihnestr, 63 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Genome Biol 8:R175. 2007..To understand the evolution of the mammalian major histocompatibility complex (MHC), the analysis of the monotreme genome is vital...
- Reproductive biology in egg-laying mammalsF Grutzner
School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, Callaghan, Australia
Sex Dev 2:115-27. 2008..In addition we discuss works on the evolution of the complex sex chromosome system in platypus and echidna, which has also significant impact on our general understanding of mammalian sex chromosomes and sex determination...
- Sex determination in platypus and echidna: autosomal location of SOX3 confirms the absence of SRY from monotremesM C Wallis
Comparative Genomics Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Chromosome Res 15:949-59. 2007..Sex determination in platypus and echidna must therefore depend on another male-determining gene(s) on the Y chromosomes, or on the different dosage of a gene(s) on the X chromosomes...
- Mapping platypus SOX genes; autosomal location of SOX9 excludes it from sex determining roleM C Wallis
Comparative Genomics Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Cytogenet Genome Res 116:232-4. 2007..The autosomal localization of platypus SOX9 in this study contradicts the hypothesis that SOX9 acts as the sex determining switch in platypus...