Genetic damage, mutation, and the evolution of sex

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

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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
Issue number4719
StatePublished - 1985

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