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Complementation, genetic conflict, and the evolution of sex and recombination.

Abstract:

The existence of sexual reproduction is difficult to explain because the 2-fold cost of meiosis requires a compensatory 2-fold advantage that is difficult to prove. Here, I show that asexual reproduction has a short-term disadvantage due to the loss of complementation of recessive deleterious mutations, which can overcome the 2-fold cost of meiosis in one or few generations. This complementation hypothesis can also explain why most asexual species are polyploid, why only certain types of asex...

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10.1093/jhered/esq009

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Journal:
The Journal of heredity
Volume:
101 Suppl 1
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
S21-S33
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1465-7333
ISSN:
0022-1503
URN:
uuid:6371c10e-3cc5-4f75-afcc-4f4ec1d0ac05
Source identifiers:
209744
Local pid:
pubs:209744

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