|Department||Department of Genetics|
|Institute of Biology|
|Institution||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|Address||Caixa Postal 68011|
|City, State, Zip||Rio de Janeiro|
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Fellowship||Pennsylvania State University|
|Mentor||Andrew G. Clark, Ph.D.|
Notwithstanding their biological importance, Y chromosomes remain poorly known in most species. I am studying the origin and evolution of these chromosomes, particularly in the Drosophila genus. A major obstacle to the study of Y-chromosomes is the identification of their sequences: due to its high content of repetitive sequences, in most genome projects the Y is fragmented into a large number of small, unmapped contains. I am developing computational and experimental methods to accomplish this, that has lead to the identification of nearly all known Drosophila Y-linked genes. Identification of Drosophila Y-chromosome genes yielded important insights on its origin and evolution.
- Garcia Rubio, Silvina
- Bernabeu, Ramon O.
- Aballay, Alejandro
- Morfini, Gerardo
- de Carvalho, Antonio Bernardo
- Pinhal, Maria
- Castro-Obregón, Susana
- Andrés, María Estela
- Díaz, Laín F.
- Larrain, Juan A.