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What does Y stand for?

Y stands for Y Chromosome

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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.