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A Young Drosophila Duplicate Gene Plays Essential Roles in Spermatogenesis by Regulating Several Y-Linked Male Fertility Genes

  • Yun Ding equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yun Ding, Li Zhao

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Li Zhao equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yun Ding, Li Zhao

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Shuang Yang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Yu Jiang,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yuan Chen,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Ruoping Zhao,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Yue Zhang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Guojie Zhang,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yang Dong,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Haijing Yu,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-Resources and Human Genetics Center of Yunnan University, Kunming, China

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  • Qi Zhou,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

    Current address: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Wen Wang mail

    wwang@mail.kiz.ac.cn

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Published: December 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001255

About the Authors

Yun Ding, Li Zhao, Shuang Yang, Yu Jiang, Yuan Chen, Ruoping Zhao, Yue Zhang, Guojie Zhang, Yang Dong, Qi Zhou, Wen Wang
State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Yun Ding, Li Zhao, Yu Jiang, Yuan Chen, Guojie Zhang, Yang Dong, Qi Zhou
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Haijing Yu
Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-Resources and Human Genetics Center of Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Corresponding Author

Email: wwang@mail.kiz.ac.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Y Ding, S Yang, G Zhang, W Wang. Performed the experiments: Y Ding, L Zhao. Analyzed the data: Y Ding, Y Jiang. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Y Chen, R Zhao, Y Zhang, Y Dong, H Yu, Q Zhou. Wrote the paper: Y Ding. Revised the paper: H Yu.