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Sex increases the efficacy of natural selection in experimental yeast populations.

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Why sex evolved and persists is a problem for evolutionary biology, because sex disrupts favourable gene combinations and requires an expenditure of time and energy. Further, in organisms with unequal-sized gametes, the female transmits her genes at only half the rate of an asexual equivalent (the twofold cost of sex). Many modern theories that provide an explanation for the advantage of sex incorporate an idea originally proposed by Weismann more than 100 years ago: sex allows natural select...

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10.1038/nature03405
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Nature More from this journal
Volume:
434
Issue:
7033
Pages:
636-640
Publication date:
2005-03-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
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pubs:210515
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uuid:a07a5546-0ab8-4ab7-89a3-aebba12766be
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210515
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2013-11-16

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