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The amylase gene cluster in house mice (Mus musculus) was subject to repeated introgression including the rescue of a pseudogene

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Linnenbrink,  Miriam
Department Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Ullrich,  Kristian K.
Department Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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McConnell,  Ellen
Department Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Tautz,  Diethard
Department Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Linnenbrink, M., Ullrich, K. K., McConnell, E., & Tautz, D. (2020). The amylase gene cluster in house mice (Mus musculus) was subject to repeated introgression including the rescue of a pseudogene. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 20: 56. doi:10.1186/s12862-020-01624-5.


Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-8509-9
Abstract
Amylase gene clusters have been implicated in adaptive copy number changes in response to the amount of starch in the diet of humans and mammals. However, this interpretation has been questioned for humans and for mammals there is a paucity of information from natural populations.