Connecting theory and data to understand recombination rate evolution.

  title={Connecting theory and data to understand recombination rate evolution.},
  author={Amy L Dapper and Bret A Payseur},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={372 1736}
Meiotic recombination is necessary for successful gametogenesis in most sexually reproducing organisms and is a fundamental genomic parameter, influencing the efficacy of selection and the fate of new mutations. The molecular and evolutionary functions of recombination should impose strong selective constraints on the range of recombination rates. Yet, variation in recombination rate is observed on a variety of genomic and evolutionary scales. In the past decade, empirical studies have… CONTINUE READING
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