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A centrosomal theory of the short term evolutionary maintenance of sexual reproduction.

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A new mode of inheritance is postulated in which a sexual offspring receives a contribution from each parent and selects the better to pass on to its own offspring. This could provide a simple advantage to sex over a sex whose magnitude is shown to be of the order of a doubling of fitness in each generation, large enough to cancel the twofold cost of sex. This possible advantage to sex can be realized only if a cell component is in fact inherited in this selectively ambiguous way. No such com...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
131
Issue:
2
Pages:
163-173
Publication date:
1988-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:267602d2-d0e5-409c-a3b5-8086b532e6e9
Source identifiers:
386573
Local pid:
pubs:386573

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