Why have sex? The population genetics of sex and recombination.

@article{Otto2006WhyHS,
  title={Why have sex? The population genetics of sex and recombination.},
  author={S. Otto and A. C. Gerstein},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 Pt 4},
  pages={
          519-22
        }
}
  • S. Otto, A. C. Gerstein
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biochemical Society transactions
  • One of the greatest puzzles in evolutionary biology is the high frequency of sexual reproduction and recombination. Given that individuals surviving to reproductive age have genomes that function in their current environment, why should they risk shuffling their genes with those of another individual? Mathematical models are especially important in developing predictions about when sex and recombination can evolve, because it is difficult to intuit the outcome of evolution with several… CONTINUE READING
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