Kindr Motors Drive in Meiosis

Courtney M. Schroeder, Harmit S. Malik

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Abstract

The discovery of neocentromere activity by maize knobs heralded the field of meiotic drive, in which selfish genetic elements exploit meiotic asymmetry to enhance their propagation. A new study reveals the long-awaited basis of this meiotic drive: cytoskeletal motors enable neocentromeric knobs to achieve favorable meiotic positioning and preferential inheritance. The discovery of neocentromere activity by maize knobs heralded the field of meiotic drive, in which selfish genetic elements exploit meiotic asymmetry to enhance their propagation. A new study reveals the long-awaited basis of this meiotic drive: cytoskeletal motors enable neocentromeric knobs to achieve favorable meiotic positioning and preferential inheritance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume173
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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