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    Nucleic Acid Research

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  • Zimmer F, Harrison PW, Dessimoz C, Mank JE (2016) Compensation of dosage-sensitive genes on the chicken Z chromosome.
    Genome Biology and Evolution


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  • Zimmer F and Montgomery SH (2015) Phylogenetic analysis supports a link between DUF1220 domain number and primate brain expansion. Genome Biology and Evolution

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  • Dean R, Zimmer F, Mank JE (2015) Deficit of mito-nuclear genes on the human X chromosome predates sex chromosome formation. Genome Biology and Evolution


  • Dean R, Zimmer F, Mank JE (2014) The potential role of sexual conflict and sexual selection in shaping the genomic distribution of mito-nuclear genes. Genome Biology and Evolution


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