A Maternal–Offspring Coadaptation Theory for the Evolution of Genomic Imprinting

@article{Wolf2006AMC,
  title={A Maternal–Offspring Coadaptation Theory for the Evolution of Genomic Imprinting},
  author={Jason B. Wolf and Reinmar Hager},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={493 - 525}
}
Imprinted genes are expressed either from the maternally or paternally inherited copy only, and they play a key role in regulating complex biological processes, including offspring development and mother-offspring interactions. There are several competing theories attempting to explain the evolutionary origin of this monoallelic pattern of gene expression, but a prevailing view has emerged that holds that genomic imprinting is a consequence of conflict between maternal and paternal gene copies… CONTINUE READING

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