Evolution of Animals with focus on Amphibians and Fish

Theme Issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B:

Kratochvíl L. & Stöck M. (guest editors):

Challenging the paradigm in sex chromosome evolution:

empirical and theoretical insights with a focus on vertebrates.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

(in prep. for early 2021).

About Phil. Trans. B.: see Wikipedia & New York Times

Accepted contributions (invited authors in bold):

Adolfi M.C., Herpin A., Schartl M. (accepted): The replaceable master of sex determination: bottom-up hypothesis revisited. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.2020.0090; preprint: MAdolfi_AccVersion.

Bertho S., Herpin A., Schartl M., Guiguen Y. (accepted): Lessons from an unusual vertebrate sex determining gene. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.2020.0092; preprint: YGuiguen_AccVersion.

Charlesworth D. (accepted): The timing of genetic degeneration of sex chromosomes. Doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.2020.0093; preprint: DCharlesworth_AccVersion.

Kuhl H., Guiguen Y., Höhne C., Kreuz E., Du K., Klopp C., Lopez-Roques C., Santidrian Yebra-Pimentel E., Ciorpac M., Gessner J., Holostenco D., Kleiner W., Kohlmann K., Lamatsch D.K., Prokopov D., Bestin A., Bonpunt E., Debeuf B., Haffray P., Morvezen R., Patrice P., Suciu R., Dirks R., Wuertz S., Kloas W., Schartl M., Stöck M. (accepted): A 180 My-old female-specific genome region in sturgeon reveals the oldest known vertebrate sex determining system with undifferentiated sex chromosomes. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0089; preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.10.334367v2.

Lisachov A.P., Tishakova K.V., Romanenko S.A., Molodtseva A.S., Prokopov D.Y., Pereira J.C., Ferguson-Smith M.A., Borodin P.M., Trifonov V.A. (accepted): Whole-chromosome fusions in the karyotype evolution of Sceloporus (Iguania, Reptilia) are more frequent in sex chromosomes than autosomes. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0099; preprint: VTrifonov_AccVersion.

Ogata M., Suzuki K., Yuasa Y., Miura I. (accepted): Sex-chromosome evolution from a heteromorphic to a homomorphic system by inter-population hybridization in a frog. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0105; preprint: IMiura_AccVersion.

Pan Q., Kay T., Depincé A., Adolfi M., Schartl M., Guiguen Y., Herpin A. (accepted): Evolution of master sex determiners: TGF-β signalling pathways at regulatory crossroads. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0091; preprint: AHerpin_AccVersion.

Peona V., Palacios-Gimenez O.M., Blommaert J., Liu J., Haryoko T., Jønsson K.A., Irestedt M., Zhou Q., Jern P., Suh A. (accepted): The avian W chromosome is a refugium for endogenous retroviruses with likely effects on female-biased mutational load and genetic incompatibilities. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0186; preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.31.230854v2.

Perrin N. (accepted): Sex-chromosome evolution in frogs: What role for sex-antagonistic genes? Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0094; preprint: NPerrin_AccVersion.

Piferrer, F. (accepted): Epigenetic mechanisms in sex determination and in the evolutionary transitions between sexual systems. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0110; preprint: FPiferrer_AccVersion.

Roco A.S.*, Ruiz-García A.*, Bullejos M. (accepted): Interaction between sex-determining genes from two species: clues from Xenopus hybrids. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0104; (*equal contribution); preprint: MBullejos_AccVersion.

Rovatsos M., Gamble T., Nielsen S.V., Georges A., Ezaz T., Kratochvíl L. (accepted): Do male and female heterogamety really differ in expression regulation? Lack of global dosage balance in pygopodid geckos. preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.03.132241v1.full.pdf

Song X.-Y., Furman B.L.S. , Premachandra T., Knytl M., Cauret C.M.S., Wasonga D.V., Measey J., Dworkin I., Evans B.J. (acctepted): Sex chromosome degeneration, turnover, and sex-biased expression of sex-linked transcripts in African clawed frogs (Xenopus). Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0095; preprint: BEvans_AccVersion.

Weber, C., Capel B. (accepted): Sex determination without sex chromosomes. Doi10.1098/rstb.2020.0109; preprint: BCapel_AccVersion.

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