Alternatives to meiosis: the unusual genetics of red algae, microsporidia, and others.

  • David Haig
  • Published 1993 in Journal of theoretical biology

Abstract

At a reductional division, the two alleles at a heterozygous locus segregate into different daughter nuclei. Reductional divisions are therefore vulnerable to genetic elements that cause one cell to attack its sister. This danger can be circumvented by creating uncertainty about when reduction occurs. In conventional meiosis, this is achieved by a sequence… (More)

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@article{Haig1993AlternativesTM, title={Alternatives to meiosis: the unusual genetics of red algae, microsporidia, and others.}, author={David Haig}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={1993}, volume={163 1}, pages={15-31} }