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BIOESSAYS: The evolution of sex: A new hypothesis based on mitochondrial mutational erosion



Widespread sexual reproduction in eukaryotes remains an evolutionary enigma, because asexual reproduction should be favored by selection. The authors of this BioEssays article hypothesize that mutation accumulation in the mitochondria, an organelle inextricably linked to eukaryote evolution, would have favoured the evolution of sex, because recombination would facilitate nuclear compensatory adaptation to offset mito-induced harm.
Read the article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bies.201500057/abstract

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