The search for sexually antagonistic genes: Practical insights from studies of local adaptation and statistical genomics

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The search for sexually antagonistic genes : Practical insights from studies of local adaptation and statistical genomics. / Ruzicka, Filip; Dutoit, Ludovic; Czuppon, Peter; Jordan, Crispin Y.; Li, Xiang‐yi; Olito, Colin; Runemark, Anna; Svensson, Erik; Yazdi, Homa Papoli; Connallon, Tim.

I: Evolution letters, Vol. 4, Nr. 5, 01.10.2020, s. 398-415.

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Ruzicka, Filip ; Dutoit, Ludovic ; Czuppon, Peter ; Jordan, Crispin Y. ; Li, Xiang‐yi ; Olito, Colin ; Runemark, Anna ; Svensson, Erik ; Yazdi, Homa Papoli ; Connallon, Tim. / The search for sexually antagonistic genes : Practical insights from studies of local adaptation and statistical genomics. I: Evolution letters. 2020 ; Vol. 4, Nr. 5. s. 398-415.

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T1 - The search for sexually antagonistic genes

T2 - Practical insights from studies of local adaptation and statistical genomics

AU - Ruzicka, Filip

AU - Dutoit, Ludovic

AU - Czuppon, Peter

AU - Jordan, Crispin Y.

AU - Li, Xiang‐yi

AU - Olito, Colin

AU - Runemark, Anna

AU - Svensson, Erik

AU - Yazdi, Homa Papoli

AU - Connallon, Tim

PY - 2020/10/1

Y1 - 2020/10/1

N2 - Sexually antagonistic (SA) genetic variation—in which alleles favored in one sex are disfavored in the other—is predicted to be common and has been documented in several animal and plant populations, yet we currently know little about its pervasiveness among species or its population genetic basis. Recent applications of genomics in studies of SA genetic variation have highlighted considerable methodological challenges to the identification and characterization of SA genes, raising questions about the feasibility of genomic approaches for inferring SA selection. The related fields of local adaptation and statistical genomics have previously dealt with similar challenges, and lessons from these disciplines can therefore help overcome current difficulties in applying genomics to study SA genetic variation. Here, we integrate theoretical and analytical concepts from local adaptation and statistical genomics research—including FST and FIS statistics, genome‐wide association studies, pedigree analyses, reciprocal transplant studies, and evolve‐and‐resequence experiments—to evaluate methods for identifying SA genes and genome‐wide signals of SA genetic variation. We begin by developing theoretical models for between‐sex FST and FIS, including explicit null distributions for each statistic, and using them to critically evaluate putative multilocus signals of sex‐specific selection in previously published datasets. We then highlight new statistics that address some of the limitations of FST and FIS, along with applications of more direct approaches for characterizing SA genetic variation, which incorporate explicit fitness measurements. We finish by presenting practical guidelines for the validation and evolutionary analysis of candidate SA genes and discussing promising empirical systems for future work.

AB - Sexually antagonistic (SA) genetic variation—in which alleles favored in one sex are disfavored in the other—is predicted to be common and has been documented in several animal and plant populations, yet we currently know little about its pervasiveness among species or its population genetic basis. Recent applications of genomics in studies of SA genetic variation have highlighted considerable methodological challenges to the identification and characterization of SA genes, raising questions about the feasibility of genomic approaches for inferring SA selection. The related fields of local adaptation and statistical genomics have previously dealt with similar challenges, and lessons from these disciplines can therefore help overcome current difficulties in applying genomics to study SA genetic variation. Here, we integrate theoretical and analytical concepts from local adaptation and statistical genomics research—including FST and FIS statistics, genome‐wide association studies, pedigree analyses, reciprocal transplant studies, and evolve‐and‐resequence experiments—to evaluate methods for identifying SA genes and genome‐wide signals of SA genetic variation. We begin by developing theoretical models for between‐sex FST and FIS, including explicit null distributions for each statistic, and using them to critically evaluate putative multilocus signals of sex‐specific selection in previously published datasets. We then highlight new statistics that address some of the limitations of FST and FIS, along with applications of more direct approaches for characterizing SA genetic variation, which incorporate explicit fitness measurements. We finish by presenting practical guidelines for the validation and evolutionary analysis of candidate SA genes and discussing promising empirical systems for future work.

U2 - 10.1002/evl3.192

DO - 10.1002/evl3.192

M3 - Article

C2 - 33014417

VL - 4

SP - 398

EP - 415

JO - Evolution letters

JF - Evolution letters

SN - 2056-3744

IS - 5

ER -