Male mutation bias, when more mutations are passed on via the male germline than via the female germline, is observed across mammals. One common way to infer the magnitude of male mutation bias, α, is to compare levels of neutral sequence divergence between genomic regions that spend different amounts of time in the male and female germline.
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Narang, P., & Sayres, M. A. (2016). Variable Autosomal and X Divergence Near and Far from Genes Affects Estimates of Male Mutation Bias in Great Apes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(11), 3393-3405. doi:10.1093/gbe/evw232