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The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive
Univ Zurich, Dept Evolutionary Biol & Environm Studies, Zurich, Switzerland..
Univ Georgia, Dept Genet, Athens, GA 30602 USA..
Univ Western Australia, Sch Anim Biol, Ctr Evolutionary Biol, Perth, WA 6009, Australia..
Univ Montana, Div Biol Sci, Missoula, MT 59812 USA..
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2016 (English)In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution, ISSN 0169-5347, E-ISSN 1872-8383, Vol. 31, no 4, 315-326 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
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Meiotic drivers are genetic variants that selfishly manipulate the production of gametes to increase their own rate of transmission, often to the detriment of the rest of the genome and the individual that carries them. This genomic conflict potentially occurs whenever a diploid organism produces a haploid stage, and can have profound evolutionary impacts on gametogenesis, fertility, individual behaviour, mating system, population survival, and reproductive isolation. Multiple research teams are developing artificial drive systems for pest control, utilising the transmission advantage of drive to alter or exterminate target species. Here, we review current knowledge of how natural drive systems function, how drivers spread through natural populations, and the factors that limit their invasion.

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2016. Vol. 31, no 4, 315-326 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299172DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001ISI: 000374199900009PubMedID: 26920473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299172DiVA: diva2:949038
Available from: 2016-07-15 Created: 2016-07-15 Last updated: 2016-07-15Bibliographically approved

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