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Genetic drift in antagonistic genes leads to divergence in sex-specific fitness between experimental populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution

Apr 27, 2013

Jack HeskethMax Reuter

Abstract

Males and females differ in their reproductive roles and as a consequence are often under diverging selection pressures on shared phenotypic traits. Theory predicts that divergent selection can favor the invasion of sexually antagonistic alleles, which increase the fitness of one sex at...read more

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Genetic Drift
Genes, Insect
Sexual Dimorphism
Gene Expression
Cell Differentiation Process
School Age Population
Genetic Fitness
Reproductive Fitness
Alleles
Evolution, Neutral
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Genetic drift in antagonistic genes leads to divergence in sex-specific fitness between experimental populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution

Apr 27, 2013

Jack HeskethMax Reuter

PMID: 23617925

DOI: 10.1111/evo.12032

Abstract

Males and females differ in their reproductive roles and as a consequence are often under diverging selection pressures on shared phenotypic traits. Theory predicts that divergent selection can favor the invasion of sexually antagonistic alleles, which increase the fitness of one sex at...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Genetic Drift
Genes, Insect
Sexual Dimorphism
Gene Expression
Cell Differentiation Process
School Age Population
Genetic Fitness
Reproductive Fitness
Alleles
Evolution, Neutral
8
40

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Microbial ecology, genetics and evolution

Microbes are microscopic organisms which may exist in a unicellular or colony form. Here is the latest research on their genetic makeup, their relationship with one another and the environment, and their evolution.

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