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  • n. Plural form of Y-chromosome.


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  • Research into Y-chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA addresses the male and female lines of descent exclusively, so I wondered what these look like for the descendants of Victoria and Albert.

    Gibbon Chapter XIX

  • Queen Elizabeth's father, George VI, was a direct male descendant of Victoria and Albert (via George V and Edward VII), but of course had only two daughters so Albert's Y-chromosomes ended with him.

    Gibbon Chapter XIX

  • And though dudes are generally persona non grata in the ladies room, there are exceptions, such as passenger safety or illness, that will allow Y-chromosomes into the forbidden restrooms.

    Airline Declares "No Boys Allowed" In The Bathroom - The Consumerist

  • Related research by Michael Hammer of the University of Arizona examined the Y-chromosomes of Jewish men who identified themselves as Cohanim the priestly caste and found over a decade ago that the vast majority had a common ancestor who lived in early Biblical times.

    All Jews are cousins - The Panda's Thumb

  • It would seem unusual that Ashkenazi populations would share the common Y-chromosomes unless the population originated in the region.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?” Update:

  • We should thank God for a gender specific virus that wiped out the Y-chromosomes.

    365 tomorrows » 2006 » October : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Somebody would have to do the math, but I think if you had a population that had a higher percentage of Rh- mixing with a population with a lower percentage of Rh-, then Y-chromosomes common in the Rh- population would expand at the expense of the Y-chromosomes in the more Rh+ population.

    Neanderthal DNA

  • These be-phudded people got into a conversation about the state of the field of Old English studies, and the people with Y-chromosomes among that cohort got a batch of language bees in their bonnets.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The premise of the article very simplified is that the prevalence of Germanic stock Y-chromosomes in modern Britain is out of all proportion to the evidence we have for the number of Anglo-Saxon invaders.

    "Anglo-Saxon Apartheid"

  • These are things that I must do because my male colleagues, bless their little Y-chromosomes, simply can't see that they must be done.

    Archive 2005-09-01


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