Evolution of the closely related, sex-related genes DM-W and DMRT1 in African clawed frogs (Xenopus).

@article{Bewick2011EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the closely related, sex-related genes DM-W and DMRT1 in African clawed frogs (Xenopus).},
  author={Adam J. Bewick and Dave W. Anderson and Ben J Evans},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={698-712}
}
DM-W is a dominant, female-specific, regulator of sex determination in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. This gene is derived from partial duplication of DMRT1, a male-related autosomal gene. We set out to better understand sex determination in Xenopus by studying this pair of genes. We found that DM-W evolved in Xenopus after divergence from the sister genus Silurana but before divergence of X. laevis and X. clivii, and that DM-W arose from partial duplication of DMRT1β, which is one of… CONTINUE READING

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