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J Mol Evol. 1992 Aug;35(2):181-3.

Interchromosomal gene conversion as a possible mechanism for explaining divergence patterns of ZFY-related genes.

Abstract

The divergence pattern of mammalian ZFY-related genes from human (ZFY and ZFX) and mouse (Zfy-1 and Zfx) was reexamined on the basis of nucleotide substitutions at the synonymous codon-alternating positions. It is possible to explain the unusual divergence pattern of the mammalian Y-linked ZF genes by interchromosomal gene conversion by X-linked ZF genes. Furthermore, the rates of evolution of mammalian X- and Y-linked ZF genes were shown to agree well with those expected from our model.

PMID:
1501256
DOI:
10.1007/bf00183228
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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