Meiotic drive in natural-populations of Drosophila melanogaster 3: Populational implications of the Segregation-Distorter locus

Hiraizumi, YS, L.; Crow, J. E.,  Evolution,  14:433-444. 1960.

If, among the successful gametes frm heterozygotes, one allele is regularly included in more than half, it may increase in frequency even if it has a harmful effect. Unequal gamete production, when attributable to the mechanics of meiosis, has been called meiotic drive (Sandler and Novitski, 1957). An example is segregation-distortion in Drosophila melanogaster, the cytogenetic behavior of which has been reported by Sander, Hiraizumi and Sandler (1959) and Sandler and Hiraizumi (1959)