Abstract Detail

Insights into the diversity of plant sex chromosomes

Charlesworth, Deborah [1].

Studying the evolution of sex chromosomes: some ways in which plants are better than animals .

I will describe some differences between sex chromosomes in animals and plants, and suggest that some interesting questions about sex chromosome evolution are best studied in young systems, and that plants include systems that are excellent for such studies. I will define young systems and outline current progress in genetic and population genomic analyses of the evolution of sex-linked regions in some of these systems, as well as some of the difficulties, and ideas for future work. 

1 - University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Edinburgh, EH9 3FL, UK

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Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY5, Insights into the diversity of plant sex chromosomes
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Friday, July 31st, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: SY5001
Abstract ID:411
Candidate for Awards:None

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