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Fungi Can Tell Us About The Origin Of Sex Chromosomes, Uppsala Universitet Study


3/18/2008 7:53:54 AM

EurekAlert -- Fungi do not have sexes, just so-called mating types. A new study being published today in the prestigious journal PLoS shows that there are great similarities between the parts of DNA that determine the sex of plants and animals and the parts of DNA that determine mating types in certain fungi. This makes fungi interesting as new model organisms in studies of the evolutionary development of sex chromosomes.

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