Using diversity to measure boundaries of the pseudoautosomal regions in human sex chromosomes
As opposed to autosomes, the human sex chromosomes do not recombine across their entire length. However, there are two small regions on the X and Y chromosomes called pseudoautosomal regions (PARs) that recombine during male meiosis. Because pairing can only occur in the PARs, we expect large differences in diversity between the PAR and non-PAR regions. In this research we aim to use the difference in diversity between the regions to identify the location of the boundary between recombining and non-recombining regions on the human X chromosome.