What selfish genes prefer...

Tue Feb 23 09:22:54 EST 1993

In article <jasons-190293030233 at>, jasons at bmc.uu.se (Jason E
Stewart) says:
>I, in turn, am amazed that the concept of the Selfish Gene is always
>accredited to a popular science book as opposed to the work of the authors
>who puplished the original papers:
>Selfish DNA: the ultimate parasite. L.E. Orgel, and F.H.C. Crick. Nature
>vol. 284, 17 april 1980 pp604-607
>Selfish genes, the phenotype paradigm and genome evolution. W. Ford
>Doolittle and Carmen Sapienza. Nature vol. 284, 17 april 1980 pp601-603
     Actually, the selfish gene idea can be traced back to some of the early
writings of J.B.S. Haldane and an important modern exponent has been W.D.
Hamilton, (American Naturalist, 97, 31-33. 1963; J. Theoret. Biol. 1964).

                      Don Forsdyke, Dept. Biochem. Queen's University, Kingston

>Jason Stewart                                 Father at large
>Department of Medical Genetics
>jasons at bmc.uu.se

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