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Genetics Selection Evolution

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Characterization of Bovidae sex-determining gene SRY

  • Hanhua Cheng1,
  • Huifang Shi1,
  • Rongjia Zhou1Email author,
  • Yiqing Guo1,
  • Li Liu1,
  • Jiangdong Liu1,
  • Yong Jiang1,
  • Toshiyuki Kudo2 and
  • Shizuyo Sutou2, 3
Contributed equally
Genetics Selection Evolution200133:687

Received: 11 October 2000

Accepted: 5 June 2001

Published: 15 November 2001


In mammals, testis determination is under the control of the sex-determining gene SRY. This Y-linked gene encodes a protein with a DNA binding domain similar to those found in high-mobility-group proteins. Here we report the cloning and sequences of the SRY genes of yak and Chinese native cattle. Our data show that SRY genes in Bovidae are less divergent, especially in the coding and 3' regions.


sex determination SRY evolution Bovidae

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Genetics and Center for Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China
Itoham Central Research Institute, Moriya-machi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan
National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology, Ibaraki, Japan


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