Sex-linked genes and linkage maps in amphibians

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2000 Jun;126(2):257-70. doi: 10.1016/s0305-0491(00)00204-2.


This paper reviews sex-linked genes and linkage maps in amphibians. It appears that there is no common ancestral or conserved sex-linkage group in amphibians, whereas an important proportion of other linkage groups has been conserved in amphibians. Comparisons of amphibian linkage maps with those of fishes and mammals reveal several syntenic associations apparently conserved over a very long period of vertebrate divergence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amphibians / genetics*
  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Sex Chromosomes / genetics*
  • Sex Determination Processes