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Inbreeding removes sex differences in lifespan in a population of Drosophila melanogaster

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Sex differences in ageing rates and lifespan are common in nature, and an enduring puzzle for evolutionary biology. One possibility is that sex-specific mortality rates may result from recessive deleterious alleles in “unguarded” heterogametic X or Z sex chromosomes (the unguarded X hypothesis). Empirical evidence for this is, however, limited. Here, we test a fundamental prediction of the unguarded X hypothesis in Drosophila melanogaster, namely that inbreeding shortens lifespan more in fema...

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10.1098/rsbl.2016.0337

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal Society
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Biology Letters More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-06-28
Acceptance date:
2016-06-07
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1744-957X
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1744-9561
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pubs:626329
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uuid:87cae05e-c4d6-4d1a-a578-5e00b4c429cf
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626329
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2016-06-07

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