Evolution of self-compatibility in Arabidopsis by a mutation in the male specificity gene

@article{Tsuchimatsu2010EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of self-compatibility in Arabidopsis by a mutation in the male specificity gene},
  author={Takashi Tsuchimatsu and Keita Suwabe and Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi and Sachiyo Isokawa and Pavlos Pavlidis and Thomas St{\"a}dler and Go Suzuki and Seiji Takayama and Masao Watanabe and Kentaro K Shimizu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={464},
  pages={1342-1346}
}
Ever since Darwin’s pioneering research, the evolution of self-fertilisation (selfing) has been regarded as one of the most prevalent evolutionary transitions in flowering plants. A major mechanism to prevent selfing is the self-incompatibility (SI) recognition system, which consists of male and female specificity genes at the S-locus and SI modifier genes. Under conditions that favour selfing, mutations disabling the male recognition component are predicted to enjoy a relative advantage over… CONTINUE READING
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