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Y-linked clock rates (Muller's ratchet?)

Hironori Wada hwada at UTS2.S.U-TOKYO.AC.JP
Mon Apr 17 22:03:57 EST 1995

Could "Muller's ratchet" mechanism on non-recombining X and Y chromosomes
also accelerate Y-linked mammalian clock rates?
I am very interested in Muller's ratchet mechanisms on sex chromosomes. In
mammals, Y chromosome is morphologically smaller than X chromosome, but in
Drosophila, Y > X. What makes the difference in length of Y chromosomes?
Any comment is welcome. 

Hironori Wada,
Zoological Institute, School of Science,
University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113, Japan
E-mail: hwada at uts2.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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