Genetic Conflicts in Human Pregnancy

@article{Haig1993GeneticCI,
  title={Genetic Conflicts in Human Pregnancy},
  author={D. Haig},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1993},
  volume={68},
  pages={495 - 532}
}
  • D. Haig
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Pragnancy has commonly been viewed as a cooperative interaction between a mother and her fetus. The effects of natural selection on genes expressed in fetuses, however, may be opposed by the effects of natural selection on genes expressed in mothers. In this sense, a genetic conflict can be said to exist between maternal and fetal genes. Fetal genes will be selected to increase the transfer of nutrients to their fetus, and maternal genes will be selected to limit transfers in excess of some… Expand
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