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Parasites, sex, and clonal diversity in natural snail populations.

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Under the Red Queen hypothesis, host-parasite coevolution selects against common host genotypes. Although this mechanism might underlie the persistence of sexual reproduction, it might also maintain high clonal diversity. Alternatively, clonal diversity might be maintained by multiple origins of parthenogens from conspecific sexuals, a feature in many animal groups. Herein, we addressed the maintenance of overall genetic diversity by coevolving parasites, as predicted by the Red Queen hypothe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
65
Issue:
5
Pages:
1474-1481
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:69c6fab3-3417-4131-90e4-bfd0a5ae5021
Source identifiers:
383201
Local pid:
pubs:383201

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