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Title: Sex chromosomes and sex determination in reptiles.
Authors: Modi WS,  Crews D
Journal: Curr Opin Genet Dev
Date: 2005 Dec
Branches: CGR
PubMed ID: 16214335
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Reptiles occupy a crucial position with respect to vertebrate phylogeny, having roamed the earth for more than 300 million years and given rise to both birds and mammals. To date, this group has been largely ignored by contemporary genomics technologies, although the green anole lizard was recently recommended for whole genome sequencing. Future experiments using flow-sorted chromosome libraries and high-throughout genomic sequencing will help to discover important findings regarding sex chromosome evolution, early events in sex determination, and dosage compensation. This information should contribute extensively toward a general understanding of the genetic control of development in amniotes.