Ubiquitous selfish toxin-antidote elements in Caenorhabditis speciesE. Ben-David, P. Pliota, S. A. Widen, A. Koreshova, T. Lemus-Vergara, P. Verpukhovskiy, S. Mandali, C. Braendle, A. Burga and L. Kruglyak, bioRxiv, 2020.08.06.240564. 2020.
We discovered five maternal-effect Toxin/Antidotes (TAs) in the nematode Caenorhabditis tropicalis and one in C. briggsae. Unlike previously reported TAs, five of these novel toxins do not kill embryos but instead cause larval arrest or developmental delay. Our results show ...
Keywords: briggsae, Caenorhabditis, gene drive natural, grow-1., incompatibility, medea, slow-1, toxin antidote, tropicalis
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