Unravelling the evolutionary advantage of sex: a commentary on 'Mutation-selection balance and the evolutionary advantage of sex and recombination' by Brian Charlesworth.

@article{Otto2007UnravellingTE,
  title={Unravelling the evolutionary advantage of sex: a commentary on 'Mutation-selection balance and the evolutionary advantage of sex and recombination' by Brian Charlesworth.},
  author={Sarah P. Otto},
  journal={Genetical research},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 5-6},
  pages={447-9}
}
Delving into the literature on the evolution of sex is like picking up a dusty, old, unpromising book and discovering that a fascinating mystery novel lies within it. What makes this tome unpromising is that explaining the evolution of sex seems so trivial at first. Isn't it obvious that sex generates variation ? The fact that nearly all eukaryotes engage in sex, at least occasionally , reinforces the view that the advantages of sex must be pervasive and strong. But cracks in this story… CONTINUE READING