Laura Ross will give a talk at IEU on October 19, 2017

Title: When males lose their fathers genome: the why and how of a remarkable reproductive system
Abstract: Under standard mendelian inheritance, individuals receive one set of chromosomes from each of their parents, and transmit one set of chromosomes to each of their offspring, without bias. However, across thousands of animal species, males systematically transmit only those chromosomes that they inherited from their father. I will discuss both how this remarkable type of reproduction evolved and what epigenetic mechanisms are involved.

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