Phylogenetic evidence for hybrid origins of asexual lineages in an aphid species.

@article{Delmotte2003PhylogeneticEF,
  title={Phylogenetic evidence for hybrid origins of asexual lineages in an aphid species.},
  author={François Delmotte and Beatriz Sabater-Mu{\~n}oz and Nathalie Prunier-Leterme and Amparo Latorre and Paul Sunnucks and Claude Rispe and Jean-Christophe Simon},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1291-303}
}
Understanding the mode of origin of asexuality is central to ongoing debates concerning the evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction in eukaryotes. This is because it has profound consequences for patterns of genetic diversity and ecological adaptability of asexual lineages, hence on the outcome of competition with sexual relatives both in short and longer terms. Among the possible routes to asexuality, hybridization is a very common mechanism in animals and plants. Aphids present… CONTINUE READING