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  • Researchers peek at the early evolution of sex chromosomes

    Researchers analyzed the sex chromosomes of papaya, which can produce male, female and/or hermaphrodite flowers.

    Researchers analyzed the sex chromosomes of papaya, which can produce male, female and/or hermaphrodite flowers.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Ray Ming, call 217-333-1221; email rayming@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Rapid Divergence and Expansion of the X Chromosome in Papaya,” is available onlineor from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    The paper, “Sequencing Papaya X and Yh Chromosomes Reveals Molecular Basis of Incipient Sex Chromosome Evolution,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.