Mutation accumulation and fitness effects in hybridogenetic populations: a comparison to sexual and asexual systems

Abstract

Female only unisexual vertebrates that reproduce by hybridogenesis show an unusual genetic composition. They are of hybrid origin but show no recombination between the genomes of their parental species. Instead, the paternal genome is discarded from the germline prior to meiosis, and gametes (eggs only) contain solely unrecombined maternal genomes. Hence… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-80

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@article{Som2006MutationAA, title={Mutation accumulation and fitness effects in hybridogenetic populations: a comparison to sexual and asexual systems}, author={Christian Som and Homayoun C. Bagheri and Heinz-Ulrich Reyer}, journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology}, year={2006}, volume={7}, pages={80 - 80} }