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Virus epidemics can lead to a population-wide spread of intragenomic parasites in a previously parasite-free asexual population

Jalasvuori, Matti; Lehtonen, Jussi


Sexual reproduction is problematic to explain due to its costs, most notably the twofold cost of sex. Yet, sex has been suggested to be favourable in the presence of proliferating intragenomic parasites given that sexual recombination provides a mechanism to confine the accumulation of deleterious mutations. Kraaijeveld et al. compared recently the accumulation of transposons in sexually and asexually reproducing lines of the same species, the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina clavipes. They...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/mec.12662


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