For each amplification, we performed three technical replicates to estimate the significance of the observed differences. Expression of a Delta homologue in prospective neurons in the chick. Our data are consistent with the acquisition of sex-biased expression of conserved microRNAs soon after the species become dioecious.
Ray finned fish are an ancient and diverse class, with the widest degree of sexual dimorphism of any animal class. Fold changes in expression levels are given in logarithms in base 2. With these parameters, microRNAs showing a two-fold difference in their expression levels are considered to be sex-biased, as routinely suggested .
During the past decade, high-throughput transcript analyses have identified many genes with a sex-biased expression pattern [ 2 — 4 ]. McCormick, Christopher A. A genetic linkage map of the cultivated strawberry Fragaria x ananassa and its comparison to the diploid Fragaria reference map.
The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators. As a matter of fact, mira is associated with leg morphological differences between Drosophila species [ 49 ], a role in principle unrelated to any function in the early developing egg. On the other hand, evolutionarily novel genes tend to be X-linked and highly expressed in males [ 16 — 23 ].
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This then results in the maximization of parental lifetime reproductive success.
Our study demonstrates that avian somatic cells possess an inherent sex identity and that, in birds, sexual differentiation is substantively cell autonomous. Gender and sexual dimorphism in flowering plants. At sexual maturity, the males display a bright green with white dorsolateral lines.
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