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The effects of losing sex on the molecular evolution of plant defense
A loss of sex is hypothesized to decrease the ability of hosts to evolve defenses against parasites, but no study of plants has tested how this affects genome-wide patterns of molecular evolution. Here, we test whether repeated losses of sex in the genus Oenothera alter the molecular evolution of defense genes against herbivores and pathogens. Using transcriptomes from 32 Oenothera species, we determined the function of 2431 orthologs. Phylogenetic Analysis by Maximum Likelihood was used todoi:10.1101/683219 fatcat:v4afh2tunng6zdkn2d4xayh5yy