Intrinsic differences between males and females determine sex-specific consequences of inbreeding

@inproceedings{Ebel2016IntrinsicDB,
  title={Intrinsic differences between males and females determine sex-specific consequences of inbreeding},
  author={Emily Rose Ebel and Patrick C Phillips},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundInbreeding increases homozygosity and exposes deleterious recessive alleles, generally decreasing the fitness of inbred individuals. Interestingly, males and females are usually affected differently by inbreeding, though the more vulnerable sex depends on the species and trait measured.ResultsWe used the soil-dwelling nematode Caenorhabditis remanei to examine sex-specific inbreeding depression across nine lineages, five levels of inbreeding, and hundreds of thousands of progeny… CONTINUE READING
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