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Curr Biol. 2006 Sep 5;16(17):R696-704.

Evolution of sex: why do organisms shuffle their genotypes?

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G5. afagrawal@zoo.utoronto.ca

Abstract

Sexual processes alter associations among alleles. To understand the evolution of sex, we need to know both the short-term and long-term consequences of changing these genetic associations. Ultimately, we need to identify which evolutionary forces--for example, selection, genetic drift, migration--are responsible for building the associations affected by sex.

PMID:
16950096
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2006.07.063
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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