The role of meiotic drive in hybrid male sterility

@article{McDermott2010TheRO,
  title={The role of meiotic drive in hybrid male sterility},
  author={Shannon R. McDermott and Mohamed A. F. Noor},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={365},
  pages={1265 - 1272}
}
  • S. R. McDermott, M. Noor
  • Published 27 April 2010
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Meiotic drive causes the distortion of allelic segregation away from Mendelian expected ratios, often also reducing fecundity and favouring the evolution of drive suppressors. If different species evolve distinct drive-suppressor systems, then hybrid progeny may be sterile as a result of negative interactions of these systems' components. Although the hypothesis that meiotic drive may contribute to hybrid sterility, and thus species formation, fell out of favour early in the 1990s, recent… 

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