Positive feedback in the transition from sexual reproduction to parthenogenesis.

Abstract

Understanding how new phenotypes evolve is challenging because intermediate stages in transitions from ancestral to derived phenotypes often remain elusive. Here we describe and evaluate a new mechanism facilitating the transition from sexual reproduction to parthenogenesis. In many sexually reproducing species, a small proportion of unfertilized eggs can… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2113

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