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Genetic conflict outweighs heterogametic incompatibility in the mouse hybrid zone?

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MACHOLÁN Miloš BAIRD Stuart J. E. MUNCLINGER Pavel DUFKOVÁ Petra BÍMOVÁ Barbora PIÁLEK Jaroslav

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Časopis / Zdroj BMC Evolutionary Biology
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Citace
www http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/8/271
Obor Zoologie
Klíčová slova house mouse; hybrid zone; genetic conflict; Y chromosome
Popis The Mus musculus musculus/M. m. domesticus contact zone in Europe is characterised by sharp frequency discontinuities for sex chromosome markers at the centre of wider clines in allozyme frequencies.We identify a triangular area (approximately 330 km2) where the musculus Y chromosome introgresses across this front for up to 22 km into domesticus territory. Introgression of the Y chromosome is accompanied by a perturbation of the census sex ratio: the sex ratio is significantly female biased in musculus localities and domesticus localities lacking Y chromosome introgression. In contrast, where the musculus Y is detected in domesticus localities, the sex ratio is close to parity, and significantly different from both classes of female biased localities. The geographic position of an abrupt cline in an X chromosome marker, and autosomal clines centred on the same position, seem unaffected by the musculus Y introgression.We conclude that sex ratio distortion is playing a role in the geographic separation of speciation genes in this section of the mouse hybrid zone. We suggest that clines for genes involved in sex-ratio distortion have escaped from the centre of the mouse hybrid zone, causing a decay in the barrier to gene flow between the two house mouse taxa.