Assumptions in Tests for Meiotic Drive

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Science  01 Feb 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3553, pp. 406
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3553.406


Recent claims for the existence of meiotic drive in the ABO blood groups require the assumption of equal fertility (if there is no other selection operating) for the various mating types. There is evidence that does not support this assumption, and there are no convincing a priori grounds for making it.