Meiotic drive favors Robertsonian metacentric chromosomes in the common shrew (Sorex araneus, Insectivora, mammalia).

@article{Wyttenbach1998MeioticDF,
  title={Meiotic drive favors Robertsonian metacentric chromosomes in the common shrew (Sorex araneus, Insectivora, mammalia).},
  author={Alberto Wyttenbach and P. Borodin and Jacques Hausser},
  journal={Cytogenetics and cell genetics},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 3-4},
  pages={199-206}
}
Meiotic drive has attracted much interest because it concerns the robustness of Mendelian segregation and its genetic and evolutionary stability. We studied chromosomal meiotic drive in the common shrew (Sorex araneus, Insectivora, Mammalia), which exhibits one of the most remarkable chromosomal polymorphisms within mammalian species. The open question of the evolutionary success of metacentric chromosomes (Robertsonian fusions) versus acrocentrics in the common shrew prompted us to test… CONTINUE READING

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