Sex as a response to oxidative stress: the effect of antioxidants on sexual induction in a facultatively sexual lineage.

@article{Nedelcu2003SexAA,
  title={Sex as a response to oxidative stress: the effect of antioxidants on sexual induction in a facultatively sexual lineage.},
  author={Aurora M Nedelcu and Richard E. Michod},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={270 Suppl 2},
  pages={S136-9}
}
The evolution of sex is one of the long-standing unsolved problems in biology. Although in many lineages sex is an obligatory part of the life cycle and is associated with reproduction, in prokaryotes and many lower eukaryotes, sex is facultative, occurs in response to stress and often involves the formation of a stress-resistant dormant form. The proximate and ultimate causes of the connection between stress and sex in facultatively sexual lineages are unclear. Because most forms of stress… CONTINUE READING
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