A pluralist approach to sex and recombination

@article{West1999APA,
  title={A pluralist approach to sex and recombination},
  author={West and Lively and Read},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={12}
}
  • West, Lively, Read
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
One of the greatest challenges for evolutionary biology is explaining the widespread occurrence of sexual reproduction and the associated process of genetic recombination. A large number of theories have been developed that provide a sufficient short‐term advantage for sex to offset its two‐fold cost. These theories can be broadly classified into environmental (or ecological) and mutation‐based models. Traditionally, the different theories have been viewed as competing, and empirical work has… Expand
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