Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Nat Rev Genet. 2003 Aug;4(8):598-612.

The human Y chromosome: an evolutionary marker comes of age.

Author information

1
Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK. maj4@le.ac.uk

Abstract

Until recently, the Y chromosome seemed to fulfil the role of juvenile delinquent among human chromosomes--rich in junk, poor in useful attributes, reluctant to socialize with its neighbours and with an inescapable tendency to degenerate. The availability of the near-complete chromosome sequence, plus many new polymorphisms, a highly resolved phylogeny and insights into its mutation processes, now provide new avenues for investigating human evolution. Y-chromosome research is growing up.

PMID:
12897772
DOI:
10.1038/nrg1124
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group
Loading ...
Support Center