A mixability theory for the role of sex in evolution.

  title={A mixability theory for the role of sex in evolution.},
  author={Adi Livnat and Christos Papadimitriou and Jonathan Dushoff and Marcus W. Feldman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 50},
The question of what role sex plays in evolution is still open despite decades of research. It has often been assumed that sex should facilitate the increase in fitness. Hence, the fact that it may break down highly favorable genetic combinations has been seen as a problem. Here, we consider an alternative approach. We define a measure that represents the… CONTINUE READING

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