Surprising fitness consequences of GC-biased gene conversion. II. Heterosis.

@article{Glmin2011SurprisingFC,
  title={Surprising fitness consequences of GC-biased gene conversion. II. Heterosis.},
  author={Sylvain Gl{\'e}min},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={187 1},
  pages={217-27}
}
Heterosis is a widespread phenomenon corresponding to the increase in fitness following crosses between individuals from different populations or lines relative to their parents. Its genetic basis has been a topic of controversy since the early 20th century. The masking of recessive deleterious mutations in hybrids likely explains a substantial part of… CONTINUE READING