Genes in conflict - The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements.pdf

Genes in conflict - The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements

Austin Burt

In evolution, most genes survive and spread within populations because they increase the ability of their hosts (or they close relatives) to survive and reproduce. But some genes spread in spite of being harmful to the host organism -by distorting their own transmission to the next generation, or by changing how the host behaves toward relatives. As a consequence, different genes in a single organism can have diametrically opposed interests and adaptations. Covering species from yeast to humans, Genes in Conflict is the first book to tell the story of selfish genetic elements, those continually appearing stretches of DNA that act narrowly to advance their own replication at the expense of the larger organism. As Austin Burt and Robert Trivers show, these selfish genes are a universal feature of life with pervasive effects, including numerous counter-adaptations. Gene in Conflicts introduces the interested reader to the subject of selfish genetic elements in all its aspects, from molecular and genetic to behavioural and evolutionary. Burt and Trivers give us access for the first time to a crucial area f research -now developing at an explosive rate -that is cohering as a unitary whole with its own logic and interconnected questions, a subject certain to be of enduring importance to, our understanding of genetics and evolution.

28/04/2006 · The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements by Austin Burt and Robert Trivers Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006. 620 pp. $35, £21.95. ISBN 0-674-01713-7. T hirty years ago, Richard Dawkins shook the scientific community with provocative reflections on the role of genes in evolution ([1][1]). He drew our attention to the fact that “selfish genes” boosting their own transmission … intra genomic conflict : définition de intra genomic ...

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Sofya Voigtuh

28/04/2006 · The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements by Austin Burt and Robert Trivers Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006. 620 pp. $35, £21.95. ISBN 0-674-01713-7. T hirty years ago, Richard Dawkins shook the scientific community with provocative reflections on the role of genes in evolution ([1][1]). He drew our attention to the fact that “selfish genes” boosting their own transmission …

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Mattio Müllers

Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements: Burt, Austin, Trivers, Robert: 9780674027220: Books - Amazon.ca Selfish Genetic Elements - PLoSWiki

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Noels Schulzen

To connect genes to function, we used a simple experimental manipulation that involved the periodic collection of selfish genetic elements (SGEs) from separate communities, followed by pooling and redistribution across communities. The treatment was predicted to promote amplification and dissemination of SGEs and thus horizontal gene transfer. Confirmation came from comparative …

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Jason Leghmann

Preface : Genes in Conflict The Biology of Selfish … BURT, Austin / Trivers, Robert Genes in Conflict The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements

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Jessica Kolhmann

Preface : Genes in Conflict The Biology of Selfish … BURT, Austin / Trivers, Robert Genes in Conflict The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements