Can resource costs of polyploidy provide an advantage to sex?

  title={Can resource costs of polyploidy provide an advantage to sex?},
  author={Maurine Neiman and Adam D. Kay and Amy C Krist},
The predominance of sexual reproduction despite its costs indicates that sex provides substantial benefits, which are usually thought to derive from the direct genetic consequences of recombination and syngamy. While genetic benefits of sex are certainly important, sexual and asexual individuals, lineages, or populations may also differ in physiological and life history traits that could influence outcomes of competition between sexuals and asexuals across environmental gradients. Here, we… CONTINUE READING

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