The Role of Deleterious and Bene � cial Mutations in the Evolution of Ploidy Levels

@inproceedings{Otto1993TheRO,
  title={The Role of Deleterious and Bene � cial Mutations in the Evolution of Ploidy Levels},
  author={Sarah P. Otto},
  year={1993}
}
All sexual organisms experience a haploid and a diploid phase during their life cycle yet the extent of each phase is remarkably variable We explore the evolution of a locus that alters the timing of meiosis hence altering the proportion of the life cycle spent in either the haploid or diploid phase Evolution of the life cycle will occur in response to viability selection acting at tness loci even when selection does not directly act on the locus modifying the life cycle Both selection against… CONTINUE READING