All-male asexuality: origin and maintenance of androgenesis in the Asian clam Corbicula.

  title={All-male asexuality: origin and maintenance of androgenesis in the Asian clam Corbicula.},
  author={Shannon M. Hedtke and Kathrin F Stanger-Hall and Robert W. Baker and David M. Hillis},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={62 5},
Androgenesis is a rare form of asexual male reproduction found in disparate taxa across the Tree of Life. Phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial genes suggest that androgenesis has arisen repeatedly in the Asian clam genus Corbicula. Two of these androgenetic species have been introduced to North America. Multiple lines of genetic evidence suggest that although nuclear recombination between these two species is rare, mitochondrial genome capture is a frequent consequence of androgenetic… CONTINUE READING
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