Pseudoautosomal Linkage, Region

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Pseudoautosomal linkage refers to regions on the sex chromosomes that still undergo homologous recombination and so behave as pseudoautosomal regions (PARs). PARs vary across species, but likely evolve under similar evolutionary pressures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Dosage compensation
  • Recombination
  • Sex chromosomes
  • W chromosome
  • X chromosome
  • Y chromosome
  • Z chromosome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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