Adaptive value of sex in microbial pathogens.

Abstract

Explaining the adaptive value of sex is one of the great outstanding problems in biology. The challenge comes from the difficulty in identifying the benefits provided by sex, which must outweigh the substantial costs of sex. Here, we consider the adaptive value of sex in viruses, bacteria and fungi, and particularly the information available on the adaptive… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2008.01.002

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