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The mutation rate and the age of the sex chromosomes in Silene latifolia

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Many aspects of sex chromosome evolution are common to both plants and animals [1], but the process of Y chromosome degeneration, where genes on the Y become non-functional over time, may be much slower in plants due to purifying selection against deleterious mutations in the haploid gametophyte [2, 3]. Testing for differences in Y degeneration between the kingdoms has been hindered by the absence of accurate age estimates for plant sex chromosomes. Here, we used genome resequencing to estima...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.069

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Oncology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Plant Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hildas College
Publisher:
Cell Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Biology Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
11
Pages:
1832-1838
Publication date:
2018-05-24
Acceptance date:
2018-04-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Pubs id:
pubs:842344
URN:
uri:dfae90d3-e330-42a5-8940-30e84e7bcd25
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uuid:dfae90d3-e330-42a5-8940-30e84e7bcd25
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