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Rogers, D.W., Carr, M., Pomiankowski, A. (2003). Male genes: x-pelled or X-cluded?  BioEssays 25(8): 739--741.
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Two recent studies by Parisi et al. and Ranz et al., catalogue sex differences in gene expression across the whole genome of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Both report striking associations of sex-biased gene expression with the X chromosome. Genes with male-biased expression are depauperate on the X chromosome, whereas genes with female-biased expression show weaker evidence of being in excess. A number of evolutionary hypotheses for the expulsion or exclusion of male-biased genes from the X chromosome have been suggested. None is entirely consistent with the available evidence.
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    BioEssays
    Title
    BioEssays
    Publication Year
    1984-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0265-9247
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