Genomic Imprinting and Kinship

Genomic Imprinting and Kinship

by David Haig

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813530277
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Series: Rutgers Series on Human Evolution
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 152.40(w) x 228.60(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Haig is an associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Part 1Beginnings
Paper 1Parent-Specific Gene Expression5
Part 2Of Mice and Maize
Paper 2Parent-Specific Gene Expression and the Triploid Endosperm
Commentary: Parent-Specific Gene Expression vs. Imprinting9
Paper 3Genomic Imprinting in Endosperm: Its Effects on Seed Development in Crosses between Species and between Different Ploidies of the Same Species, and Its Implications for the Evolution of Apomixis
Commentary: Seeds of Change21
Part 3Alice in Wonderland
Paper 4Genomic Imprinting in Mammalian Development: A Parental Tug-of-War
Commentary: Imprinted Neighbors49
Paper 5Genomic Imprinting and the Strange Case of the Insulin-like Growth Factor-II Receptor
Commentary: The Plot Thickens60
Paper 6Genomic Imprinting and the Theory of Parent-Offspring Conflict
Commentary: Precision, Pedantry, and the Perils of Neologism67
Part 4Been There, Dung Gnat!
Paper 7Intragenomic Conflict and the Evolution of Eusociality
Commentary: Mother's Boy or Daddy's Girl85
Paper 8The Evolution of Unusual Chromosomal Systems in Coccoids: Extraordinary Sex Ratios Revisited
Commentary: Extraordinary Sex Ratios Revisited, Again90
Paper 9The Evolution of Unusual Chromosomal Systems in Sciarid Flies: Intragenomic Conflict and the Sex Ratio
Commentary: Discarded Chromosomes100
Part 5Atlantic Crossings
Paper 10The Evolution of Parental Imprinting: A Review of Hypotheses
Commentary: New Hypotheses, New Challenges117
Paper 11Asymmetric Relations: Internal Conflicts and the Horror of Incest
Commentary: Inbreeding and Maternal Care129
Part 6Tying Up Loose Ends
Paper 12Parental Antagonism, Relatedness Asymmetries, and Genomic Imprinting150
Paper 13Genomic Imprinting, Sex-Biased Dispersal, and Social Behavior161
Postscript178
Notes183
References187
Index213

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