Publication: Widespread Genomic Incompatibilities in Caenorhabditis elegans

Published on
September 14, 2014

Combinations of allelic variants, neutral or advantageous in original wildtype genotypes, can form deleterious interactions in recombinant offspring. In this paper we identified multiple QTLs for a synthetic egg-laying defective phenotype not seen in the parental wildtypes. These “by egg-laying defective phenotypes” could contribute to reproductive isolation and possibly lead to speciation