Paternal familial twinning: hypothesis and genetic/medical implications.

@article{Golubovsky2002PaternalFT,
  title={Paternal familial twinning: hypothesis and genetic/medical implications.},
  author={M. Golubovsky},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          75-86
        }
}
  • M. Golubovsky
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
The phenomenon of paternally dependent familial twinning has been known in human and animal genetics since the 1920s, but still remains without any theoretical explanation and is indeed a neglected field of inquiry. Over the last two decades investigations in reproduction biology have discovered the significant role of multiple paternally dependent errors in fertilization including androgenic triploidy and moles. We suggest the hypothesis that the fathers of twins in the relevant families carry… Expand
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