Genetic damage, mutation, and the evolution of sex

Harris Bernstein, Henry C. Byerly, Frederic A. Hopf, Richard E. Michod

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Abstract

The two fundamental aspects of sexual reproduction, recombination and outcrossing, appear to be maintained respectively by the advantages of recombinational repair and genetic complementation. Genetic variation is produced as a byproduct of recombinational repair, but it may not be the function of sexual reproduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1277-1281
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume229
Issue number4719
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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    Bernstein, H., Byerly, H. C., Hopf, F. A., & Michod, R. E. (1985). Genetic damage, mutation, and the evolution of sex. Science, 229(4719), 1277-1281. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.3898363