What is it about?
We used several approaches to perform a detailed comparison of sex chromosomes in 3 cotton stainers of the genus Dysdercus , namely D. chaquensis and D. ruficollis with the original X0 system, and D. albofasciatus with the derived neo-Xneo-Y system.
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Why is it important?
The neo-X and neo-Y sex chromosomes of Dysdercus albofasciatus represent a unique model for the study of early stages of sex chromosome evolution since they retained the ability to pair and recombine, in contrast to sex chromosomes in most Heteroptera (true bugs).
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This page is a summary of: Sex Chromosome Evolution in Cotton Stainers of the Genus Dysdercus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae), Cytogenetic and Genome Research, January 2009, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000235936.
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