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Differential Sperm Motility Mediates the Sex Ratio Drive Shaping Mouse Sex Chromosome Evolution

Rathje, Claudia Cattoni and Johnson, Emma Elizabeth Philippa and Drage, Deborah and Patinioti, Christina and Silvestri, Giuseppe and Affara, Nabeel Ahmed and Ialy-Radio, Côme and Cocquet, Julie and Skinner, Benjamin Matthew and Ellis, Peter James Ivor (2019) 'Differential Sperm Motility Mediates the Sex Ratio Drive Shaping Mouse Sex Chromosome Evolution.' Current Biology, 29 (21). pp. 3692-3698. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

Mouse sex chromosome evolution has been shaped by widespread gene amplification, due to genomic conflict over offspring sex ratio. Rathje et al. show that male mice with a partial Y chromosome deletion show impaired morphology and motility of Y- versus X-bearing sperm, revealing the physiological basis of the sex ratio drive underpinning the conflict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sex ratio; sex chromosomes; transmission ratio; evolution; sperm; fertilization; genomic conflict
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 13:19
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:06
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25645

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