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Satellite DNA-mediated diversification of a sex-ratio meiotic drive gene family in Drosophila

Posted in biotech/medical, genetics, sex

Some Drosophila species have cryptic sex-ratio drive systems. Here, the authors show rapid expansion of a driver gene family, Distorter on the X, in three closely related Drosophila species on the X chromosome and suppressors on the autosomes.

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