Evolutionarily conserved pachytene piRNA loci are highly divergent among modern humans

Ozata D. M. , Yu T., Mou H., Gainetdinov I., Colpan C., Cecchini K., ...More

NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol.4, no.1, pp.156-182, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41559-019-1065-1
  • Title of Journal : NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-182


By mapping piRNA genes in juvenile and adult human testes, the authors show that although synteny is conserved with other mammals, sequences are diverging rapidly even among modern humans.