Single-Locus Recessive Inheritance of Asexual Reproduction in a Parasitoid Wasp

@article{Sandrock2011SingleLocusRI,
  title={Single-Locus Recessive Inheritance of Asexual Reproduction in a Parasitoid Wasp},
  author={C. Sandrock and C. Vorburger},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={433-437}
}
The evolutionary maintenance of sex is one of the big unresolved puzzles in biology. All else being equal, all-female asexual populations should enjoy a two-fold reproductive advantage over sexual relatives consisting of male and female individuals. However, the "all else being equal" assumption rarely holds in real organisms because asexuality tends to be confounded with altered genomic constitutions such as hybridization and polyploidization or to be associated with parthenogenesis-inducing… Expand
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