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Retraction Note to: Juvenile-onset myasthenia gravis: autoantibody status, clinical characteristics and genetic polymorphisms

-Xian Yue, Xu Zhang, Hai-Feng Li and Nils Erik Gilhus disagree with this retraction. Fredrik Romi has not responded to correspondence about this retraction. Reference 1. Hong Y, Skeie GO, Zisimopoulou

A male pheromone-mediated trade-off between female preferences for genetic compatibility and sexual attractiveness in rats

Introduction Chemosensory signals play a vital role in socio-sexual interactions of rodents. Females rely heavily on chemosensory signals to evaluate genetic similarity and quality of potential mates, but their olfactory preferences for these criteria often conflict in mate choice. Results Using two inbred strains of rats, Brown Norway (BB) and Lewis (LL) and their F1 reciprocal...

Urine-Derived Key Volatiles May Signal Genetic Relatedness in Male Rats

Olfactory cues play a vital role in kin recognition and mate choice of the rat. Here, using 2 inbred strains of rats, Brown Norway (BN) and Lewis, as models to simulate kinship via genetic distance, we examined whether urine-derived volatiles are genetically determined, and, if so, how they code for olfactory information and the degree of genetic relatedness in mate choice...

Genome-wide Analysis of Cis-regulatory Divergence between Species in the Arabidopsis Genus

Cis-regulatory DNA has been suspected to play a preeminent role in adaptive evolution, but understanding the role of cis-regulatory mutations in gene expression divergence first requires an accurate analysis of the functional differences associated with these regions. We analyzed allele-specific expression (ASE) in leaf and floral tissues of F1 interspecific hybrids generated...

Widespread Interspecific Divergence in Cis-Regulation of Transposable Elements in the Arabidopsis Genus

Transposable elements (TEs) are so abundant and variable that they count among the most important mutational sources in genomes. Nonetheless, little is known about the genetics of their variation in activity or silencing across closely related species. Here, we demonstrate that regulation of TE genes can differ dramatically between the two closely related Arabidopsis species A...