Sex-specific viability, sex linkage and dominance in genomic imprinting.

  title={Sex-specific viability, sex linkage and dominance in genomic imprinting.},
  author={Jeremy Van Cleve and Marcus W. Feldman},
  volume={176 2},
Genomic imprinting is a phenomenon by which the expression of an allele at a locus depends on the parent of origin. Two different two-locus evolutionary models are presented in which a second locus modifies the imprinting status of the primary locus, which is under differential selection in males and females. In the first model, a modifier allele that imprints the primary locus invades the population when the average dominance coefficient among females and males is >12 and selection is weak… CONTINUE READING

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