Sex Determination: Sterility Genes out of Sequence

Curr Biol. 2018 Jan 22;28(2):R80-R83. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.052.


The canonical model for the evolution of separate sexes in plants invokes sterility mutations at two linked loci. A new study claims to have found them in asparagus, but the order of their origin does not conform to expectation.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Asparagus Plant / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Infertility
  • Y Chromosome*