Diploidy and the selective advantage for sexual reproduction in unicellular organisms

  title={Diploidy and the selective advantage for sexual reproduction in unicellular organisms},
  author={M. Kleiman and E. Tannenbaum},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  • M. Kleiman, E. Tannenbaum
  • Published 9 January 2009
  • Mathematics, Medicine, Biology, Computer Science
  • Theory in Biosciences
This article develops mathematical models describing the evolutionary dynamics of both asexually and sexually reproducing populations of diploid unicellular organisms. The asexual and sexual life cycles are based on the asexual and sexual life cycles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Baker’s yeast, which normally reproduces by asexual budding, but switches to sexual reproduction when stressed. The mathematical models consider three reproduction pathways: (1) Asexual reproduction, (2) self… Expand
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