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A flurry of sex-ratio distorters

Two analyses of long-read sequencing show that the Winters sex-ratio distorter of Drosophila has been a part of a recent gene family expansion, coupled to the appearance of suppressors, in a genomic arms race driven by satellite DNA.

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Fig. 1: Sperm killer sex-ratio distortion.


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Vogan, A.A. A flurry of sex-ratio distorters. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 1574–1575 (2021).

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