What selfish genes prefer...

FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA
Tue Feb 23 09:22:54 EST 1993


In article <jasons-190293030233 at 130.238.36.9>, 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).

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

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



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