Selfish genetic elements and speciation

@article{Hurst1998SelfishGE,
  title={Selfish genetic elements and speciation},
  author={Gregory D D Hurst and Menno Schilthuizen},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1998},
  volume={80},
  pages={2-8}
}
This review concerns the importance of selfish genetic elements (SGEs) in speciation. We assess the importance of medea genes, meiotic drive elements, transposable elements and the bacterium Wolbachia in the creation of postzygotic isolation. Although all of these elements can contribute to postzygotic isolation, their contribution will often disappear if there is gene flow between the populations. Further, there is the possibility that incompatibilities produced by SGEs may lessen over time… CONTINUE READING

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