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Evolution of Sex

By: JM Smith

222 pages, Line diags

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 1978 | #4910 | ISBN: 0521293022
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Hardback | Aug 1978 | #4909 | ISBN: 052121887X
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Considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and genetic recombination.


Contents

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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