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Tracking the evolution of sex chromosome systems in Melanoplinae grasshoppers through chromosomal mapping of repetitive DNA sequences

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Title
Tracking the evolution of sex chromosome systems in Melanoplinae grasshoppers through chromosomal mapping of repetitive DNA sequences
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BMC Evolutionary Biology, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-167
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Octavio M Palacios-Gimenez, Elio R Castillo, Dardo A Martí, Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello

Abstract

The accumulation of repetitive DNA during sex chromosome differentiation is a common feature of many eukaryotes and becomes more evident after recombination has been restricted or abolished. The accumulated repetitive sequences include multigene families, microsatellites, satellite DNAs and mobile elements, all of which are important for the structural remodeling of heterochromatin. In grasshoppers, derived sex chromosome systems, such as neo-XY♂/XX♀ and neo-X1X2Y♂/X1X1X2X2♀, are frequently observed in the Melanoplinae subfamily. However, no studies concerning the evolution of sex chromosomes in Melanoplinae have addressed the role of the repetitive DNA sequences. To further investigate the evolution of sex chromosomes in grasshoppers, we used classical cytogenetic and FISH analyses to examine the repetitive DNA sequences in six phylogenetically related Melanoplinae species with X0♂/XX♀, neo-XY♂/XX♀ and neo-X1X2Y♂/X1X1X2X2♀ sex chromosome systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 4%
Czechia 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Russia 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 40 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 17%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 13%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 59%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 26%
Unspecified 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Unknown 5 11%

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