Inbreeding and the Cost of Meiosis: the Evolution of Selfing in Populations Practicing Biparental Inbreeding.

@article{Uyenoyama1986InbreedingAT,
  title={Inbreeding and the Cost of Meiosis: the Evolution of Selfing in Populations Practicing Biparental Inbreeding.},
  author={Marcy K. Uyenoyama},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1986},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={388-404}
}
The effect of biparental inbreeding on the conditions governing the evolution of selfing is examined using recursions in mating-type frequencies. Sibmating in combination with random outcrossing influences two key determinants of the adaptive value of selfing: 1) the meiotic cost of biparental reproduction and 2) the level of inbreeding depression due to deleterious mutations. Biparental inbreeding serves to maintain biparental reproduction by increasing relatedness between parents and their… CONTINUE READING