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Elife. 2019 Jul 26;8. pii: e49211. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49211.

A family of killers.

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1
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, United States.
2
Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
3
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, United States.

Abstract

Spok genes are meiotic drivers that increase their own chances of transmission by killing gametes that do not inherit them.

KEYWORDS:

Podospora; evolutionary biology; fungi; gene drive; genetics; genomic conflict; genomics; selfish genetic element; spore killer

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