over-dominance

Peter Bell bell-peter at yale.edu
Thu May 6 09:26:32 EST 1993


In article <9305031546.AA10476 at map.marc.usda.gov> keele at MAP.MARC.USDA.GOV (John Keele) writes:
>In a recent message Dr. Foley indicated that there are many genes that
>increase an individual's fitness only when present in the heterozygous
>state.  Would someone be so kind as to list papers or reviews that 
>document this?  Thanks in advance.  John Keele 

I'm embarrassed to admit that I can't remember who turned the phrase original-
ly, but I'd be interested to hear if there are better examples than the 
"worn old hobbyhorse of sickle-cell anemia." (probably, I haven't even 
gotten the phrase quite right)

-Peter
bell at minerva.cis.yale.edu



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