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Independent Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lower Vertebrates: A Molecular Cytogenetic Overview in the Erythrinidae Fish Family

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Cioffi, M. B. [1] ; Liehr, T. [2] ; Trifonov, V. [3] ; Molina, W. F. [4] ; Bertollo, L. A. C. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Genet & Evolucao, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Jena Univ Hosp, Inst Human Genet, Jena - Germany
[3] SB RAS, Inst Mol & Cellular Biol, Novosibirsk - Russia
[4] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Dept Biol Celular & Genet, BR-59072970 Natal, RN - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cytogenetic and Genome Research; v. 141, n. 2-3, p. 186-194, 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 18

The Erythrinidae fish family is an excellent model for analyzing the evolution of sex chromosomes. Different stages of sex chromosome differentiation from homomorphic to highly differentiated ones can be found among the species of this family. Here, whole chromosome painting, together with the cytogenetic mapping of repetitive DNAs, highlighted the evolutionary relationships of the sex chromosomes among different erythrinid species and genera. It was demonstrated that the sex chromosomes can follow distinct evolutionary pathways inside this family. Reciprocal hybridizations with whole sex chromosome probes revealed that different autosomal pairs have evolved as the sex pair, even among closely related species. In addition, distinct origins and different patterns of differentiation were found for the same type of sex chromosome system. These features expose the high plasticity of the sex chromosome evolution in lower vertebrates, in contrast to that occurring in higher ones. A possible role of this sex chromosome turnover in the speciation processes is also discussed. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/14259-0 - Chromosome Painting and the Evolution of Sex Chromosomes in the Erythrinidae Fish Family (Characiformes)
Grantee:Marcelo de Bello Cioffi
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral