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Genetics. Sep 1979; 93(1): 237–244.
PMCID: PMC1217830

Selection for Recombination in Partially Self-Fertilizing Populations


This paper confirms Holden's (1979) suggestion that certain types of fitness interactions between a pair of loci in partially self-fertilizing populations may promote selection for increased recombination between them. Our results are based on both algebraic and computer calculations of the fate of alleles at a third locus, which control the level of recombination between the selected pair. We also show that the behavior of the population mean fitness as a function of recombination fraction is not necessarily an indicator of the direction of selection on recombination in partially selfing populations.

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  • Charlesworth D, Charlesworth B, Strobeck C. Effects of selfing on selection for recombination. Genetics. 1977 May;86(1):213–226. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Holden LR. New properties of the two-locus partial selfing model with selection. Genetics. 1979 Sep;93(1):217–236. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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