Genomic dark matter illuminated: Anopheles Y chromosomes

Seth N. Redmond, Daniel E. Neafsey

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Hall et al. have strategically used long-read sequencing technology to characterize the structure and highly repetitive content of the Y chromosome in Anopheles malaria mosquitoes. Their work confirms that this important but elusive heterochromatic sex chromosome is evolving extremely rapidly and harbors a remarkably small number of genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-587
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • evolution
  • genomes
  • malaria
  • mosquitoes
  • sex chromosomes

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