Constraints on the evolution of asexual reproduction

@article{Engelstdter2008ConstraintsOT,
  title={Constraints on the evolution of asexual reproduction},
  author={Jan Engelst{\"a}dter},
  journal={BioEssays},
  year={2008},
  volume={30}
}
Sexual reproduction is almost ubiquitous among multicellular organisms even though it entails severe fitness costs. To resolve this apparent paradox, an extensive body of research has been devoted to identifying the selective advantages of recombination that counteract these costs. Yet, how easy is it to make the transition to asexual reproduction once sexual reproduction has been established for a long time? The present review approaches this question by considering factors that impede the… 

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