The maternal cytoplasmic environment may be involved in the viability selection of gametes and zygotes

@article{Tang2013TheMC,
  title={The maternal cytoplasmic environment may be involved in the viability selection of gametes and zygotes},
  author={Zong Xiang Tang and Xiaofei F Wang and Ming Zhang and Yong Zhang and David Xing-Fei Deng and Charles W Xu},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={331-337}
}
Segregation distortion is the phenomenon whereby the observed genotypic frequencies of a locus fall outside the expected Mendelian segregation ratio, and it is increasingly recognised as a potentially powerful evolutionary force. The main reason for segregation distortion is a difference in the viability of gametes and zygotes caused by viability loci in the segregating progeny. However, the maternal cytoplasm may also be involved in the viability selection of gametes and zygotes. The… CONTINUE READING
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