SEX REDUCES GENETIC VARIATION: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY REVIEW

@article{Gorelick2011SEXRG,
  title={SEX REDUCES GENETIC VARIATION: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY REVIEW},
  author={R. Gorelick and H. Heng},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65}
}
For over a century, the paradigm has been that sex invariably increases genetic variation, despite many renowned biologists asserting that sex decreases most genetic variation. Sex is usually perceived as the source of additive genetic variance that drives eukaryotic evolution vis‐à‐vis adaptation and Fisher's fundamental theorem. However, evidence for sex decreasing genetic variation appears in ecology, paleontology, population genetics, and cancer biology. The common thread among many of… Expand
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