Molecular dissection of Neurospora Spore killer meiotic drive elements.

  title={Molecular dissection of Neurospora Spore killer meiotic drive elements.},
  author={Thomas M. Hammond and David G. Rehard and Hua Xiao and Patrick K. T. Shiu},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 30},
Meiotic drive is a non-Mendelian inheritance phenomenon in which certain selfish genetic elements skew sexual transmission in their own favor. In some cases, progeny or gametes carrying a meiotic drive element can survive preferentially because it causes the death or malfunctioning of those that do not carry it. In Neurospora, meiotic drive can be observed in fungal spore killing. In a cross of Spore killer (Sk) × WT (Sk-sensitive), the ascospores containing the Spore killer allele survive… CONTINUE READING
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