WOLF Jochen B. W.

  • Division of Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Adaptation, Experimental Evolution, Expression Studies, Hybridization / Introgression, Molecular Evolution, Population Genetics / Genomics, Speciation
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2017-09-11
Less effective selection leads to larger genomes
Tristan Lefébure, Claire Morvan, Florian Malard, Clémentine François, Lara Konecny-Dupré, Laurent Guéguen, Michèle Weiss-Gayet, Andaine Seguin-Orlando, Luca Ermini, Clio Der Sarkissian, N. Pierre Charrier, David Eme, Florian Mermillod-Blondin, Laurent Duret, Cristina Vieira, Ludovic Orlando and Christophe Douady
10.1101/gr.212589.116

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Colonisation of subterranean ecosystems leads to larger genome in waterlouse (Aselloidea)

The total amount of DNA utilized to store hereditary information varies immensely among eukaryotic organisms. Single copy genome sizes – disregarding differences due to ploidy - differ by more than three orders of magnitude ranging from a few million nucleotides (Mb) to hundreds of billions (Gb). With the ever-increasing availability of fully sequenced genomes we now know that most of the difference is due either to whole genome duplication or to variation in the abundance of repetitive elemen...

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