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Invertebrate post-segregation distorters: a new embryo-killing gene

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Cytoplasmic incompatibility induced by inherited intracellular bacteria of arthropods, and Medea elements found in flour beetles, are both forms of postsegregation distortion involving the killing of embryos in order to increase the ratio of progeny that inherit them. The recently described peel-zeel element of Caenorhabditis elegans also uses this mechanism; like Medea the genes responsible are in the nuclear genome but it shares a paternal mode of action with the bacteria. The peel-1 gene h...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS Biology More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
7
Pages:
e1001114
Publication date:
2011-07-26
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EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
Language:
English
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uuid:0948da88-57ac-40bb-902e-766cda4b24b0
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pubs:171591
Source identifiers:
171591
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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