You are where you live: parasitic nematode mitochondrial genome size is associated with the thermal environment generated by hosts.

Abstract

There exists remarkable interspecific variation in mitochondrial sequence evolution rates and in mitochondrial genome sizes. A number of hypotheses based on the forces of mutation and selection have been proposed to explain this variation. Among such hypotheses, we test three: 1) the 'longevity-dependent selection', 2) the 'functional constraints' and 3… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12068

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