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The evolutionary causes and consequences of sex-biased gene expression
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
2013 (English)In: Nature reviews genetics, ISSN 1471-0056, Vol. 14, no 2, 83-87 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Females and males often differ extensively in their physical traits. This sexual dimorphism is largely caused by differences in gene expression. Recent advances in genomics, such as RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), have revealed the nature and extent of sex-biased gene expression in diverse species. Here we highlight new findings regarding the causes of sex-biased expression, including sexual antagonism and incomplete dosage compensation. We also discuss how sex-biased expression can accelerate the evolution of sex-linked genes.

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2013. Vol. 14, no 2, 83-87 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194900DOI: 10.1038/nrg3376ISI: 000314622000008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194900DiVA: diva2:606695
Available from: 2013-02-20 Created: 2013-02-19 Last updated: 2013-03-14Bibliographically approved

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