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A model for genomic imprinting in the social brain: adults.

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Genomic imprinting refers to genes that are silenced when inherited via sperm or via egg. The silencing of genes conditional upon their parental origin requires an evolutionary explanation. 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...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
65
Issue:
2
Pages:
462-475
Publication date:
2011-02-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:a8a5ff1c-cf63-4a50-815e-5fd55d46c220
Source identifiers:
210665
Local pid:
pubs:210665

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