Meiosis: How Gambling Chromosomes Beat the Rules

Courtney M. Schroeder, Harmit S. Malik

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Selfish centromeres exploit asymmetric female meiosis to drive non-Mendelian segregation in their favor. Using inherent differences in drive propensity between mouse chromosomes, a new study reveals how proteins that modify chromatin states and microtubule stability enable this selfish behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1247-R1248
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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