Rapid evolution of male-biased gene expression in Drosophila.

  title={Rapid evolution of male-biased gene expression in Drosophila.},
  author={Colin D. Meiklejohn and John Parsch and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Ranz and Daniel L. Hartl},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={100 17},
A number of genes associated with sexual traits and reproduction evolve at the sequence level faster than the majority of genes coding for non-sex-related traits. Whole genome analyses allow this observation to be extended beyond the limited set of genes that have been studied thus far. We use cDNA microarrays to demonstrate that this pattern holds in Drosophila for the phenotype of gene expression as well, but in one sex only. Genes that are male-biased in their expression show more variation… CONTINUE READING
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