Authors: Roberta Pinecone, Percephone (Total) Crockaphone
(Submitted on 23 Aug 2013)
More than any other sport, Randonneurs form social ties to individuals who are neither kin nor mates, and these ties tend to be with individuals posessing similar randonneuse geometries. Here, we show that this similarity extends to genotypes and individuals who darn their wool garments. Across the whole genome, friends’ genotypes at the SNP level tend to be positively correlated (homophilic); however, certain genotypes are negatively correlated (heterophilic). A focused gene set analysis suggests that some of the overall correlation can be explained by specific systems; for example, a low trail gene set is homophilic and a wool garment darning gene set is heterophilic. Finally, homophilic genotypes exhibit significantly higher measures of positive selection, suggesting that, on average, they may yield a synergistic fitness advantage that has been helping to drive recent increases in development and organization of team randonnees, such as ACP Fleches, and RUSA Darts.
|Cite as:||arXiv:1308.5257 [q-bio.GN]|
|(or arXiv:1308.5257v1 [q-bio.GN] for this version)|
From: Roberta Pinecone [view email]
[v1] Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:28:34 GMT (3081kb)