Evolution on the X chromosome: Unusual patterns and processes

B. Vicoso, B. Charlesworth, Nature Reviews Genetics 7 (2006) 645–653.

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Although the X chromosome is usually similar to the autosomes in size and cytogenetic appearance, theoretical models predict that its hemizygosity in males may cause unusual patterns of evolution. The sequencing of several genomes has indeed revealed differences between the X chromosome and the autosomes in the rates of gene divergence, patterns of gene expression and rates of gene movement between chromosomes. A better understanding of these patterns should provide valuable information on the evolution of genes located on the X chromosome. It could also suggest solutions to more general problems in molecular evolution, such as detecting selection and estimating mutational effects on fitness
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2006-08-01
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Nature Reviews Genetics
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B.V. is supported by a postgraduate fellowship from the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia of Portugal, and B.C. by the Royal Society (UK)
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645 - 653
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Vicoso B, Charlesworth B. Evolution on the X chromosome: Unusual patterns and processes. Nature Reviews Genetics. 2006;7(8):645-653. doi:10.1038/nrg1914
Vicoso, B., & Charlesworth, B. (2006). Evolution on the X chromosome: Unusual patterns and processes. Nature Reviews Genetics, 7(8), 645–653. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg1914
Vicoso, Beatriz, and Brian Charlesworth. “Evolution on the X Chromosome: Unusual Patterns and Processes.” Nature Reviews Genetics 7, no. 8 (2006): 645–53. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg1914.
B. Vicoso and B. Charlesworth, “Evolution on the X chromosome: Unusual patterns and processes,” Nature Reviews Genetics, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 645–653, 2006.
Vicoso B, Charlesworth B. 2006. Evolution on the X chromosome: Unusual patterns and processes. Nature Reviews Genetics. 7(8), 645–653.
Vicoso, Beatriz, and Brian Charlesworth. “Evolution on the X Chromosome: Unusual Patterns and Processes.” Nature Reviews Genetics, vol. 7, no. 8, Nature Publishing Group, 2006, pp. 645–53, doi:10.1038/nrg1914.

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