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The evolutionary advantage of recombination. II. Individual selection for recombination.

@article{Felsenstein1976TheEA,
  title={The evolutionary advantage of recombination. II. Individual selection for recombination.},
  author={Joseph Felsenstein and Shozo Yokoyama},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1976},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          845-59
        }
}
Based on the FISHER-MULLER theory of the evolution of recombination, an argument can be constructed predicting that a recessive allele favoring recombination will be favored, if there are either favorable or deleterious mutants occurring at other loci. In this case there is no clear distinction between individual and group selection. Computer simulation of populations segregating for recessive or dominant recombination alleles showed selection favoring recombination, except in the case of a… 

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