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Gene expression

How plants avoid incest

Different versions of the same gene can be either dominant or recessive. A small non-coding RNA mediates such differences in dominance as part of a system that prevents inbreeding in plants.

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Figure 1: | The intricacies of the S-haplotypes.


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Goring, D., Indriolo, E. How plants avoid incest. Nature 466, 926–927 (2010).

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