Influences of Dominance and Evolution of Sex in Finite Diploid Populations

@article{Chang2015InfluencesOD,
  title={Influences of Dominance and Evolution of Sex in Finite Diploid Populations},
  author={Yujun Chang and Yuan Hua and Xiaoqian Jiang and Shiheng Tao},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
Most eukaryotes reproduce sexually. Although the benefits of sex in diploids mainly stem from recombination and segregation, the relative effects of recombination and segregation are relatively less known. In this study, we adopt an infinite loci model to illustrate how dominance coefficient of mutations affects the above-mentioned genetic events. However, we assume mutational effects to be independent and also ignore the effects of epistasis within loci. Our simulations show that with… 
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