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Mating system, sex-specific selection and the evolution of the avian sex chromosomes

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Sex chromosomes experience distinct evolutionary environments, due to their unusual pattern of inheritance, and studies of sex chromosome evolution can shed light on the fundamental evolutionary forces acting across the genome as a whole. Here, I combine genomic and transcriptomic data across a wide range of avian species to explore the evolutionary processes governing sex chromosome evolution. Birds are female heterogametic and therefore it is possible, via comparisons with male heterogam...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:89079fac-7196-4c15-ac0e-ceae0c4b0264
Local pid:
ora:12229

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