Classification of hypotheses on the advantage of amphimixis.

@article{Kondrashov1993ClassificationOH,
  title={Classification of hypotheses on the advantage of amphimixis.},
  author={Alexey S. Kondrashov},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={1993},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={
          372-87
        }
}
  • A. Kondrashov
  • Published 1 September 1993
  • Biology
  • The Journal of heredity
A classification of hypotheses on the advantage of amphimixis over apomixis is presented. According to "Immediate Benefit" hypotheses, amphimixis is advantageous regardless of reciprocal gene exchange, because either it directly increases fitness of the progeny, reduces the deleterious mutation rate, or makes selection more efficient. In contrast, "Variation and Selection" hypotheses attribute the advantage of amphimixis to the reciprocal gene exchange that alters genetic variability and… 

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