To identify dsx orthologs in hemimetabolous insects for functional study, we performed a phylogenetic analysis of arthropod DMRT genes Supplementary file 1. The available evidence suggests that the W and Z sex chromosomes of A. In order to identify the Y-specific fragments, the X chromosome from the reference assembly and the Y chromosome from the present assembly were aligned using MUMmer [ 77 ].
DNA Res. Download citation. In contrast, the insect dsx acts as a bimodal switch that plays active roles in both male- and female-specific differentiation through its distinct male and female splicing isoforms.
As one can readily see, here is yet one more test that evolution theory has flunked. However, the exact molecular pathways by which these signals are detected and by which they elicit a phenotypic switch remain unresolved.
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Blue triangles denote nucleotide insertions and the green triangles represent nucleotide deletions in the Md-tra D allele that lost the ability to produce the male splice variant tra M in the presence of M. San Diego: Inc. The genome of the Gulf pipefish enables understanding of evolutionary innovations.
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It is true that gonadal tissues contain a high proportion of germline cells, and that the Drosophila dsx and tra are involved in somatic but not in germline sexual differentiation. Genome Res. Expression of vitellogenin yolk protein in the fat body is high in wild-type adult females and absent in males.
Cite this article as: eLife ;8:e doi: In many non-mammalian vertebrate species of fish, newts, frogs, and turtles, exposure to estrogen during early gonadal development can override genetic sex and cause male-to-female sex reversal [ 52 , 53 , 54 , 55 , 56 , 57 ]. The present and future of de novo whole-genome assembly.