Confirmation of male-specific PCR markers in the annual plant Mercurialis annua.
Incomplete penetrance of sex determination in frogs, and achiasmatic meiosis in males, allows for interesting possibilities in the evolution of a new sex chromosome.
A study of viability and fertility of YY plants, produced by hormonal treatment and prunning, allows to determine the phenotypic effects of possible Y chromosome degeneration.
Variation in the extent of sex chromosome differentiation exists within the same population for the common frog, Rana temporaria. This alows to directly compare possible effects on male fitness while controlling for the rest of the genome, and the environment.
RNAseq analysis of males and females from a population with varying degrees of genetic differentiation between the X and the Y chromosomes.
Sequencing of only the Y chromosome is possible through the generation of haploid embryos in frogs.