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The Epigenome of Evolving Drosophila Neo-Sex Chromosomes: Dosage Compensation and Heterochromatin Formation

  • Qi Zhou equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qi Zhou, Christopher E. Ellison

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Christopher E. Ellison equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Qi Zhou, Christopher E. Ellison

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Vera B. Kaiser,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Artyom A. Alekseyenko,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrey A. Gorchakov,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Laboratory of Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Doris Bachtrog mail

    dbachtrog@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001711

About the Authors

Qi Zhou, Christopher E. Ellison, Vera B. Kaiser, Doris Bachtrog
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Artyom A. Alekseyenko, Andrey A. Gorchakov
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Artyom A. Alekseyenko
Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrey A. Gorchakov
Laboratory of Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Novosibirsk, Russia

Corresponding Author

Email: dbachtrog@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: DB QZ CEE. Performed the experiments: QZ CEE VBK AAA AAG. Analyzed the data: QZ CEE VBK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DB. Wrote the paper: DB.