Keywords: Germline-restricted chromosome
Mendelian nightmares: the germline-restricted chromosome of songbirdsP. Borodin, A. Chen, W. Forstmeier, S. Fouché, L. Malinovskaya, Y. Pei, R. Reifová, F. J. Ruiz-Ruano, S. A. Schlebusch, M. Sotelo-Muñoz, A. Torgasheva, N. Vontzou and A. Suh, Chromosome Res, 2022.
Germline-restricted chromosomes (GRCs) are accessory chromosomes that occur only in germ cells. They are eliminated from somatic cells through programmed DNA elimination during embryo development. GRCs have been observed in several unrelated animal taxa and show peculiar modes of ...
Keywords: b-chromosome, birds, Chromosome elimination, Germline-restricted chromosome, selfish genetic element
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