Mutation Rate: Sex Biases
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Hurst, L. D. 2006. Mutation Rate: Sex Biases. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
At least in humans, more spontaneous point mutations occur in the male germ line than in the female germ line. One explanation for this is the greater number of germ-cell divisions in males than in females.
- point mutations;
- germ-cell divisions;
- sex chromosomes;
- neutral evolution;