Molecular population genetics of the male and female mitochondrial DNA molecules of the California sea mussel, Mytilus californianus.

Abstract

The presence of two gender-associated mitochondrial genomes in marine mussels provides a unique opportunity to investigate the dynamics of mtDNA evolution without complications inherent in interspecific comparisons. Here, we assess the relative importance of selection, mutation, and differential constraint in shaping the patterns of polymorphism within and… (More)

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