The organization and evolution of the human Y chromosome

Genome Biol. 2003;4(9):226. doi: 10.1186/gb-2003-4-9-226. Epub 2003 Aug 14.


The recent sequencing of a large chunk of euchromatin from the human Y chromosome is a technical tour de force. It answers some evolutionary questions about this unusual chromosome while raising others.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Centromere / genetics
  • Chromosomes, Human, Y / genetics*
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans