Expansion and loss of sperm nuclear basic protein genes in Drosophila correspond with genetic conflicts between sex chromosomesC.-H. Chang, I. Mejia Natividad and H. S. Malik, eLife, 12:e85249. 2023.
Many animal species employ sperm nuclear basic proteins (SNBPs) or protamines to package sperm genomes tightly. SNBPs vary across animal lineages and evolve rapidly in mammals. We used a phylogenomic approach to investigate SNBP diversification in Drosophila species. We found ...
Keywords: drosophila, gene drive natural, mechanisms, meiotic drive, protamines
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