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ERIC Number: EJ854241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Why the Y Chromosome?--A Look at Male Lineage and Ancestry
Elwess, Nancy L.; Edwards, Felecia; Latourelle, Sandra M.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v33 n2 p4-11 May 2006
Up until a short time ago the Y chromosome played the role of the juvenile delinquent within human chromosomes. It was considered to be rich in junk, short on genes, and rapidly degenerating. Now the Y chromosome is growing up by providing a means for investigating human migration. Through the use of genetic markers on the Y chromosomes, students from a college bioinformatics course were able to determine the migration routes over tens of thousands of years from the 100+ male DNA samples they collected. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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