Positive and Purifying Selection Influence the Evolution of Doublesex in the Anastrepha fraterculus Species Group

@inproceedings{Sobrinho2012PositiveAP,
  title={Positive and Purifying Selection Influence the Evolution of Doublesex in the Anastrepha fraterculus Species Group},
  author={Iderval S. Sobrinho and Reinaldo Alves de Brito},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The gene doublesex (dsx) is considered to be under strong selective constraint along its evolutionary history because of its central role in somatic sex differentiation in insects. However, previous studies of dsx used global estimates of evolutionary rates to investigate its molecular evolution, which potentially miss signals of adaptive changes in generally conserved genes. In this work, we investigated the molecular evolution of dsx in the Anastrepha fraterculus species group (Diptera… CONTINUE READING

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