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A model for genomic imprinting in the social brain: Elders

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Genomic imprinting refers to the process whereby genes are silenced when inherited via sperm or egg. The most widely accepted theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting-the kinship theory-argues that conflict between maternally inherited and paternally inherited genes over phenotypes with asymmetric effects on matrilineal and patrilineal kin results in self-imposed silencing of one of the copies. This theory was originally developed in the context of fitness interactions within nuclear fa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Evolution More from this journal
Volume:
66
Issue:
5
Pages:
1567-1581
Publication date:
2012-05-01
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
Language:
English
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pubs:329893
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uuid:07a584fc-7e51-4871-885b-af03f8d6b715
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pubs:329893
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329893
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2013-11-16

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