Genetic Addiction: a Principle of Gene Symbiosis in a Genome

@inproceedings{Kobayashi2004GeneticAA,
  title={Genetic Addiction: a Principle of Gene Symbiosis in a Genome},
  author={Ichizo Kobayashi},
  year={2004}
}
Observations suggest that the genome is a community of genes that essentially act selfishly and potentially do not have the overall order of the genome as their primary interest. Postsegregational host killing maintains the existence of a genetic element by death. This chapter extracts general rules whereby death is used to govern genomes. It reviews the development of the concept of genetic addiction, and introduces several types of addiction systems. The chapter examines where the addiction… CONTINUE READING

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