High Local Genetic Diversity and Low Outcrossing Rate in Caenorhabditis elegans Natural Populations

@article{Barrire2005HighLG,
  title={High Local Genetic Diversity and Low Outcrossing Rate in Caenorhabditis elegans Natural Populations},
  author={A. Barri{\`e}re and M. F{\'e}lix},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={1176-1184}
}
BACKGROUND Caenorhabditis elegans is a major model system in biology, yet very little is known about its biology outside the laboratory. In particular, its unusual mode of reproduction with self-fertile hermaphrodites and facultative males raises the question of its frequency of outcrossing in natural populations. RESULTS We describe the first analysis of C. elegans individuals sampled directly from natural populations. C. elegans is found predominantly in the dauer stage and with a very low… Expand
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