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Stable recombination hotspots in birds

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The DNA-binding protein PRDM9 has a critical role in specifying meiotic recombination hotspots in mice and apes, but it appears to be absent from other vertebrate species, including birds. To study the evolution and determinants of recombination in species lacking the gene that encodes PRDM9, we inferred fine-scale genetic maps from population resequencing data for two bird species: the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata, and the long-tailed finch, Poephila acuticauda. We found that both specie...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1126/science.aad0843

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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086786/Z/08/Z; 090532/Z/09/Z
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
350
Issue:
6263
Pages:
928-932
Publication date:
2015-11-20
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
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uuid:a53084d3-60c9-4cdd-9a0c-c551acc83964
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578284
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pubs:578284

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