On the fate of sexual traits under asexuality

  title={On the fate of sexual traits under asexuality},
  author={C. J. van der Kooi and T. Schwander},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • C. J. van der Kooi, T. Schwander
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • Environmental shifts and life‐history changes may result in formerly adaptive traits becoming non‐functional or maladaptive. In the absence of pleiotropy and other constraints, such traits may decay as a consequence of neutral mutation accumulation or selective processes, highlighting the importance of natural selection for adaptations. A suite of traits are expected to lose their adaptive function in asexual organisms derived from sexual ancestors, and the many independent transitions to… CONTINUE READING
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