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Escaping from an evolutionary prison cell.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11153134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To a maternally transmitted parasite, male hosts are evolutionary prison cells. This is because passage into the next host generation is only possible via egg cytoplasm and not sperm. However, these parasites have come up with a neat array of evolutionary tricks to make the best of their custodial sentence.
Authors:
J Randerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biologist (London, England)     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0006-3347     ISO Abbreviation:  Biologist (London)     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-12     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108399     Medline TA:  Biologist (London)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Bath.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Bacteria / genetics*
Extrachromosomal Inheritance / genetics,  physiology
Female
Insects / parasitology
Male
Microsporidia / genetics*
Parthenogenesis / physiology
Reproduction / physiology
Selection, Genetic
Sex Determination (Genetics)*

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