Parasites and deleterious mutations: interactions influencing the evolutionary maintenance of sex

@article{Park2010ParasitesAD,
  title={Parasites and deleterious mutations: interactions influencing the evolutionary maintenance of sex},
  author={Aaron W. Park and Jukka Jokela and Yannis Michalakis},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23}
}
The restrictive assumptions associated with purely genetic and purely ecological mechanisms suggest that neither of the two forces, in isolation, can offer a general explanation for the evolutionary maintenance of sex. Consequently, attention has turned to pluralistic models (i.e. models that apply both ecological and genetic mechanisms). Existing research has shown that combining mutation accumulation and parasitism allows restrictive assumptions about genetic and parasite parameter values to… Expand
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