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Are sex-biased genes more dispensable?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
2009 (English)In: Biology Letters, ISSN 1744-9561, E-ISSN 1744-957X, Vol. 5, no 3, 409-412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Many genes show different expression levels in males and females, and these form the basis of sexually dimorphic phenotypes. Sex-biased genes experience accelerated rates of protein evolution, which has been attributed to sexual selection. However, it is possible that the increased rates of molecular evolution, and more importantly the sex-biased gene expression pattern itself, are due to decreased selective constraint. This notion may explain many of the patterns associated with sex-biased gene expression, and changes how we should view the role of natural and sexual selection in relation to these genes.

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2009. Vol. 5, no 3, 409-412 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136630DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0732ISI: 000266144300034PubMedID: 19433612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136630DiVA: diva2:377218
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2016-04-25Bibliographically approved

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