The genetics and evolutionary biology of meiotic drive: Preface

Lyttle, TW,  American Naturalist,  137:281-282. 1991.

More than 30 years have passed since the concept and the term meiotic drive were introduced by Sandler and Novitski. Many years have also passed since the preceding conference, which embraced both segregation distortion in Drosophial and transmission-distortion in the mouse, and since meiotic drive in these and other organisms were reviewed comprehensively. During this perio, notable advances have been made, new exampes of meiotic drive have been reported in many organisms, including fungi and plants, and the powerful tools of molecular genetics have been applied to understanding its chromosomal basis.