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Author Burt, Austin.

Title Genes in conflict : the biology of selfish genetic elements / Austin Burt and Robert Trivers.

Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  572.838 BURT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Harvard University Press paperback ed.
Physical description viii, 602 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Notes Originally published: 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Selfish genetic elements -- 2. Autosomal killers -- 3. Selfish sex chromosomes -- 4. Genomic imprinting -- 5. Selfish mitochondrial DNA -- 6. Gene conversion and homing -- 7. Transposable elements -- 8. Female drive -- 9. B chromosomes -- 10. Genomic exclusion -- 11. Selfish cell lineages -- 12. Summary and future directions.
Summary Covering all species - from yeast to humans - this text illustrates 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.
Other author Trivers, Robert, 1943-
Subject Evolutionary genetics.
ISBN 9780674027220 (paperback)
0674027221 (paperback)