A family of killers

Elife. 2019 Jul 26;8:e49211. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49211.

Abstract

Spok genes are meiotic drivers that increase their own chances of transmission by killing gametes that do not inherit them.

Keywords: Podospora; evolutionary biology; fungi; gene drive; genetics; genomic conflict; genomics; selfish genetic element; spore killer.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Segregation / genetics
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Germ Cells / growth & development
  • Meiosis / genetics*
  • Podospora / genetics*
  • Podospora / pathogenicity
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics
  • Schizosaccharomyces / pathogenicity
  • Spores, Fungal / genetics*