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Genes in conflict: The biology of selfish genetic elements

Burt, A. and R. Trivers,  Genes in conflict: the biology of selfish genetic elements,  2008.
In evolution, most genes survive and spread within populations because they increase the ability of their hosts (or their close relatives) to survive and reproduce. But some genes spread in spite of being harmful to the host organism—by distorting their own transmission to the ...