London, Feb 23 ( ANI ): Despite arguments to the contrary, researchers have confirmed that the human Y chromosome has a long, healthy future ahead of it.
What does Y stand for?
Y stands for Y Chromosome
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- Income (economics)
- Luminance (signal)
- Male Chromosome
- Navigational error of search craft
- Prototype Aircraft Designation
- Search and Rescue Unit (SRU) Error (US DoD)
- Tyrosine (amino acid)
- US DoT tire speed rating (188 mph)
- Vertical axis in Cartesian coordinate system
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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It may seem strange to begin a paper about the Y chromosome with a discussion of recombination and mutation.
Not only could we not find any variation in thoroughbreds - so we couldn't distinguish between the Y chromosomes of any of the three families - but neither could we distinguish between the Y chromosome of the Connemara horse, the Icelandic horse, the thoroughbred, the Arab, the Exmoor, you name it.
Over the course of evolution, the mammalian Y chromosome has degenerated so much that it now shares few genes with its more robust counterpart, the X chromosome.
The hidden benefit of going for the long-eyed males, Wilkinson suggests, is that these heartthrobs carry a tough Y chromosome that increases a female's chances of having sons, which are XY.
Their indispensability may explain why they haven't degenerated like most other genes on the Y chromosome.
The human Y chromosome is both a degenerate and a copycat.
The only difference was that the Y chromosome carried a block of genes that determined male characteristics.