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By distorting Mendelian transmission to their own advantage, X-linked meiotic drive elements can rapidly spread in natural populations, generating a sex-ratio bias. One expected consequence is the triggering of a co-evolutionary arms race between the sex chromosome that carries the distorter and...

Author(s)
Bastide, H.; Gérard, P. R.; Ogereau, D.; Cazemajor, M.; Montchamp-Moreau, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2013, 22, 21, pp 5352-5367
Abstract

Domestic chickens (Gallus gallus) play a significant role, ranging from food and entertainment to religion and ornamentation. However, the details on their domestication process are still controversial, especially the origin and evolution of African chickens. Egypt is thought to be important place...

Author(s)
Osman, S. A. M.; Yonezawa, T.; Nishibori, M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2016, 95, 6, pp 1248-1256
Abstract

The history of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) in Africa remains largely unknown. After being first introduced from the Near East, sheep gradually spread through the African continent with pastoral societies. The eastern part of Africa was important either for the first diffusion of sheep southward or...

Author(s)
Resende, A.; Gonçalves, J.; Muigai, A. W. T.; Pereira, F.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2016, 47, 3, pp 377-381

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