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Maternal-offspring conflict leads to the evolution of dominant zygotic sex determination.

Abstract:

Sex determination in many species involves interactions among maternally expressed genes (eg, mRNA's and proteins placed into the egg) and zygotically expressed genes. Recent studies have proposed that conflicting selective pressures can occur between maternally and zygotically expressed sex determining loci and that these may play a role in shaping the evolution of sex determining systems. Here we show that such genetic conflict occurs under very general circumstances. Whenever sex ratio amo...

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10.1038/sj.hdy.6800015

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Volume:
88
Issue:
2
Pages:
102-111
Publication date:
2002-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-2540
ISSN:
0018-067X
URN:
uuid:abb61381-f971-44d1-89a3-9ab241f7867a
Source identifiers:
210567
Local pid:
pubs:210567

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