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Research Article

Rapid De Novo Evolution of X Chromosome Dosage Compensation in Silene latifolia, a Plant with Young Sex Chromosomes

  • Aline Muyle equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Aline Muyle, Niklaus Zemp

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive (UMR 5558), CNRS/Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Niklaus Zemp equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Aline Muyle, Niklaus Zemp

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ), ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Clothilde Deschamps,

    Affiliation: Pôle Rhône-Alpes de Bioinformatique (PRABI), Villeurbanne, France

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  • Sylvain Mousset,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive (UMR 5558), CNRS/Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Alex Widmer mail,

    gabriel.marais@univ-lyon1.fr (GABM); alex.widmer@env.ethz.ch (AW)

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ), ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

    These authors contributed equally to this work as senior authors.

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  • Gabriel A. B. Marais mail

    gabriel.marais@univ-lyon1.fr (GABM); alex.widmer@env.ethz.ch (AW)

    Affiliation: Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive (UMR 5558), CNRS/Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

    These authors contributed equally to this work as senior authors.

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  • Published: April 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001308

About the Authors

Aline Muyle, Sylvain Mousset, Gabriel A. B. Marais
Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive (UMR 5558), CNRS/Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Niklaus Zemp, Alex Widmer
Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ), ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Clothilde Deschamps
Pôle Rhône-Alpes de Bioinformatique (PRABI), Villeurbanne, France

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: AW GABM SM. Performed the experiments: NZ. Analyzed the data: AM NZ CD GABM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AW. Wrote the paper: GABM AW.