Published Online: 22 JUL 2003
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Spencer, H. G. 2003. Intragenomic Conflict. eLS. .
- Published Online: 22 JUL 2003
Intragenomic conflict is the struggle for survival among different elements of the genome. In this struggle, manifested in a number of different ways, so-called selfish genetic elements distort the standard rules of inheritance to gain a transmission advantage over other parts of the genome, often at the expense of the host organism itself.
- segregation distorters;
- cytoplasmic inheritance;
- genomic imprinting;
- meiotic drive;
- levels of selection