Supplementary material from "Has adaptation occurred in males and females since separate sexes evolved in the plant Silene latifolia?"
Posted on 2018-07-09 - 16:46
The evolution of separate sexes may involve changed expression of many genes, as each sex adapts to its new state. Evidence is accumulating for sex differences in expression even in organisms that have recently evolved separate sexes from hermaphrodite or monoecious (cosexual) ancestors, such as some dioecious flowering plants. We describe evidence that a dioecious plant species with recently evolved dioecy, Silene latifolia, has undergone adaptive changes that improve functioning in females, in addition to changes that are probably pleiotropic effects of male-sterility. The results suggest pervasive adaptations as soon as males and females evolve from their cosexual ancestor.
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Zemp, Niklaus; Widmer, Alex; Charlesworth, Deborah (2018). Supplementary material from "Has adaptation occurred in males and females since separate sexes evolved in the plant Silene latifolia?". The Royal Society. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4158059.v1
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