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Do we understand the evolution of genomic imprinting?

Authors
  • Hurst, L D1
  • McVean, G T
  • 1 Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 4SD, UK. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 1998
Volume
8
Issue
6
Pages
701–708
Identifiers
PMID: 9914201
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The conflict theory is the only hypothesis to have attracted any critical attention for the evolution of genomic imprinting. Although the earliest data appeared supportive, recent systematic analyses have not confirmed the model's predictions. The status of theory remains undecided, however, as post-hoc explanations can be provided as to why these predictions are not borne out.

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