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When males lose their fathers genome: the why and how of a remarkable reproductive system

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Under standard mendelian inheritance, individuals receive one set of chromosomes from each of their parents, and transmit one set of chromosomes to each of their offspring, without bias according to each chromosome’s parent of origin. However, across thousands of animal species, males systematically transmit only those chromosomes that they inherited from their father. I will discuss both how this remarkable type of reproduction evolved and what epigenetic mechanisms are involved.

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