Special Issue "Sex Chromosome Evolution and Meiosis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021).
Interests: sex chromosome; sex determination; chromosomal evolution; genomics; transcriptomics; behavior
Interests: meiosis; homologous recombination; DNA repair; evolution of recombination
From the early days of study of genetics and – with ever refined research tools – up to the present time, sex chromosomes have always been a source of fascination. At least three features set sex chromosomes apart from the rest of the genome and drive their unique evolution: the unusual pattern of transmission, the lack of recombination on sex-specific regions, and the absence of synapsis once the two sex chromosomes become divergent enough.
All these three features take place during meiosis, which makes this process the key component to understanding the evolution and differentiation of sex chromosomes. Surprisingly, however, the meiotic behaviour of sex chromosomes and the cellular context in which it happens have received little attention so far.
In this Special Issue, we aim to fill this gap by exploring the large diversity of sex chromosome systems and how the tightly choreographed process of meiosis copes with this. We hope that the table of contents will illustrate this diversity, and that multiple model systems, meiotic processes, and disciplines will be covered. We also seek to provide an overview of the advancements in our understanding of the meiotic contexts in which sex chromosomes arise and evolve.Dr. Frederic Veyrunes
Dr. Frederic Baudat
Dr. Jesús Page
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- Sex chromosome
- Meiotic sex chromosome inactivation