Sex-linked inheritance, genetic correlations and sexual dimorphism in three melanin-based colour traits in the barn owl.


Theory states that genes on the sex chromosomes have stronger effects on sexual dimorphism than genes on the autosomes. Although empirical data are not necessarily consistent with this theory, this situation may prevail because the relative role of sex-linked and autosomally inherited genes on sexual dimorphism has rarely been evaluated. We estimated the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12596


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