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Comment on "Transitions to asexuality result in excess amino acid substitutions".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16959991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paland and Lynch (Reports, 17 February 2006, p. 990) showed that in Daphnia pulex, the ratio of amino acid replacement to silent substitution in mitochondrial genes is higher in asexual lineages than in sexual lineages. If this base-composition bias is maintained by selection, it too should alter following transitions in reproductive mode. Analysis reveals no such change in the genomes of D. pulex.
Roger Butlin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  313     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-08     Completed Date:  2006-09-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1389; author reply 1389     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Substitution*
Base Composition
DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics*
Daphnia / genetics*,  physiology*
Genes, Mitochondrial
Reproduction, Asexual*
Selection, Genetic*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Mitochondrial
Comment On:
Science. 2006 Feb 17;311(5763):990-2   [PMID:  16484491 ]

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