On the fate of sexual traits under asexuality

@article{vanderKooi2014OnTF,
  title={On the fate of sexual traits under asexuality},
  author={Casper J. van der Kooi and Tanja Schwander},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={89}
}
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… Expand
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