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The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive

Lindholm, AK; Dyer, KA; Firman, RC; Fishman, L; Forstmeier, W; Holman, L; Johannesson, H; ... Price, TA; + view all (2016) The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 31 (4) pp. 315-326. 10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001. Green open access

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Abstract

Meiotic drivers are genetic variants that selfishly manipulate the production of gametes to increase their own rate of transmission, often to the detriment of the rest of the genome and the individual that carries them. This genomic conflict potentially occurs whenever a diploid organism produces a haploid stage, and can have profound evolutionary impacts on gametogenesis, fertility, individual behaviour, mating system, population survival, and reproductive isolation. Multiple research teams are developing artificial drive systems for pest control, utilising the transmission advantage of drive to alter or exterminate target species. Here, we review current knowledge of how natural drive systems function, how drivers spread through natural populations, and the factors that limit their invasion.

Type: Article
Title: The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Extinction, gametogenesis, gene drive, meiosis, speciation, transmission distortion
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1477138
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