Recombination Enhances Protein Adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Presgraves2005RecombinationEP,
  title={Recombination Enhances Protein Adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={D. C. Presgraves},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={1651-1656}
}
Evolutionary theory predicts that the rate and level of adaptation will be enhanced in sexual relative to asexual genomes because sexual recombination facilitates the elimination of deleterious mutations and the fixation of beneficial ones by natural selection. To date, the most compelling evidence for this prediction comes from experimental evolution studies and from loci completely lacking recombination, such as those on Y chromosomes, which often show reduced adaptation and even degeneration… Expand
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