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Nat Rev Genet. 2002 Apr;3(4):241-51.

Experimental tests of the adaptive significance of sexual recombination.

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Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA. rice@lifesci.ucsb.edu

Abstract

Numerous theories have been proposed to explain the advantages of sexual recombination the exchange of hereditary material between different genomes or homologous chromosomes. Many of these candidate benefits have been evaluated in controlled laboratory experiments, which, collectively, strongly indicate that sexual recombination provides important long-term advantages.

PMID:
11967549
DOI:
10.1038/nrg760
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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