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Looking for signatures of sex-specific demography and local adaptation on the X chromosome

Evelyne Heyer* and Laure Segurel

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Human Population Genetics Team, UMR 7206 EcoAnthropologie MNHN/CNRS/UPD, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:203  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-1-203

Published: 28 January 2010


A population study comparing X-linked variation with that of the autosomes reveals that social organization has a clear impact on X chromosome genetic diversity and that the X chromosome shows a signature of local adaptation.

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