Pesticide study shows that sexual conflict can maintain genetic variation

29 junio 2015

The sexually antagonistic gene for resistance to the pesticide DDT, which increases fitness in female flies but simultaneously decreases fitness in male flies, helps to maintain genetic variation, researchers report. The findings contribute to the understanding of evolutionary dynamics and have important implications for pest management.
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