The Evolution of Sex

  title={The Evolution of Sex},
  author={P. Geddes and J. Thomson},
  journal={Edinburgh Medical Journal},
  pages={851 - 851}
Three questions: 1. Origins: How did conjugation, transformation, and transduction arise? How did sex with meiosis arise? VERY hard problem, no present-day taxa with obvious intermediate stages. Will require resolving base of trees, complete genomes to trace meiosis genes, detailed study of genetics of groups where mechanisms of mitosis and meiosis and syngamy are vague. Not covered. 2. Evolution of variants on sexual and asexual life cycles … e.g. parthenogenesis vs. sex, monoecy vs. dioecy… Expand
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