Dynamics of mitochondrial inheritance in the evolution of binary mating types and two sexes

Abstract

The uniparental inheritance (UPI) of mitochondria is thought to explain the evolution of two mating types or even true sexes with anisogametes. However, the exact role of UPI is not clearly understood. Here, we develop a new model, which considers the spread of UPI mutants within a biparental inheritance (BPI) population. Our model explicitly considers… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1920

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