Evidence for Sex and Recombination in the Choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta

@article{Levin2013EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for Sex and Recombination in the Choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta},
  author={Tera C Levin and Nicole King},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={2176-2180}
}
Nearly all animals reproduce sexually through the production and fusion of sperm and egg cells, yet little is known about the ancestry of animal sexual reproduction. Moreover, the sexual cycle of the closest living relatives of animals, the choanoflagellates, remains completely unknown. The choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis possesses a "meiotic toolkit" of genes, but the lack of polymorphisms detected during genome sequencing precluded inferences about its ploidy or sexual cycle. Here, we… CONTINUE READING