mitochondria, plastids and DNA inheritance

Laurence Fiddick fiddick at lifesci.ucsb.edu
Tue Feb 15 13:57:39 EST 1994


In <2jpg6n$4hf at bigfoot.wustl.edu> FERRIS at WUSTLB.WUSTL.EDU (Patrick Ferris) writes:

>  Hurst and Hamilton (see Science 257:324 for a discussion) have
>proposed on theoretical grounds that in order to avoid
>intragenomic conflict (e.g. drive elements, killer factors)
>between the two organelle genomes, evolutionary pressure would
>lead to uniparental inheritance.

actually this argument was first put forward in jtb by cosmides and tooby (i
believe) in 1981 or 1982. 



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