Self-fertilization sweeps up variation in the worm genome
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA. Nature Genetics
(Impact Factor: 29.35).
02/2012; 44(3):237-8. DOI: 10.1038/ng.2201
A new study reports a comprehensive survey of genetic diversity in natural populations of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Their analyses suggest that recent chromosome-scale selective sweeps have reduced C. elegans genetic diversity worldwide and strongly structured genetic variation across its genome.
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