Population genetic perspectives on the evolution of recombination.

@article{Feldman1996PopulationGP,
  title={Population genetic perspectives on the evolution of recombination.},
  author={Marcus W. Feldman and Sarah P. Otto and Freddy Bugge Christiansen},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={261-95}
}
Optimality arguments and modifier theory are reviewed as paradigms for the study of the evolution of recombination. Optimality criteria (such as maximization of mean fitness) may agree with results from models developed in terms of the evolution of recombination at modifier loci. Modifier models demonstrate, however, that equilibrium mean fitness can decrease during the evolution of recombination rates and is not always maximized. Therefore, optimality arguments do not successfully predict the… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
58 Citations
119 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 58 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 119 references

On the evolution of recombination in haploids and diploids

  • A Bergman, MW Feldman, SP. Otto
  • II. Stochastic models
  • 1995
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Sex and infinity: a mathematical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of genetic recombination

  • S. Karlin
  • In The Mathematical Theory of the Dynamics of…
  • 1973
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…