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The two faces of the Jekyll gene: Dual allelic state of Jekyll discovered

Genes which are specific to a species or group of species can reflect important genetic changes within lineages. Often, such lineage-specific genes are found to play a role within sexual reproduction, thus promoting reproductive isolation and, consequently, speciation. Whilst investigating the Jekyll gene which is essential for the procreation of barley, researchers have discovered that Jekyll occurs in form of two highly divergent allelic variants.

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