The Evolutionary Enigma of Sex

@article{Otto2009TheEE,
  title={The Evolutionary Enigma of Sex},
  author={S. Otto},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2009},
  volume={174},
  pages={S1 - S14}
}
  • S. Otto
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
Sexual reproduction entails a number of costs, and yet the majority of eukaryotes engage in sex, at least occasionally. In this article, I review early models to explain the evolution of sex and why they failed to do so. More recent efforts have attempted to account for the complexities of evolution in the real world, with selection that varies over time and space, with differences among individuals in the tendency to reproduce sexually, and with populations that are limited in size. These… Expand
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