Severely reduced recombination in females of the South American marsupial Monodelphis domestica

R. A.H. Van Oorschot, P. A. Porter, C. M. Kammerer, J. L. VandeBerg

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    Abstract

    The gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is a model species for studying the underlying mechanisms that govern recombination. We have identified a new marker, PI (protease inhibitor), in M. domestica and demonstrate its linkage to AK1 (adenylate kinase 1). The rate of recombination in females of this species is approximately one fifth the rate in males, as might be predicted from the difference in chiasma frequency between the two sexes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)64-67
    Number of pages4
    JournalCytogenetics and Cell Genetics
    Volume60
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - May 11 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Genetics
    • Cell Biology

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