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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Evolution of Sex

By: JM Smith
222 pages, Line diags
Evolution of Sex
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Considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and genetic recombination.

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Preface; 1. The problem; 2. Some consequences of sex and recombination - I. The rate of evolution; 3. Some consequences of sex and recombination - II. Muller's ratchet; 4. Could sex be maintained by group selection? The comparative data; 5. Recombination - the problem; 6. Short-term advantages for sex and recombination - I. An unpredictable environment; 7. Short-term advantages for sex and recombination - II. Selection in a finite population; 8. Hermaphroditism, selfing and outcrossing; 9. Anisogamy and the sex ratio; 10. Sexual selection; 11. Mutation.

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By: JM Smith
222 pages, Line diags
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