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The evolution of sex

Author: John Maynard Smith
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The question of why organisms reproduce sexually is still a matter of controversy. In this account, Professor Maynard Smith considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith
ISBN: 052121887X 9780521218870 0521293022 9780521293020
OCLC Number: 3413793
Notes: Includes indexes.
Performer(s): ISBN 0-521-29302-2 Pbk : £2.95.
Description: x, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The problem --
Some consequences of sex and recombination --
I. The rate of evolution --
Some consequences of sex and recombination --
II. Muller's ratchet --
Could sex be maintained by group selection? The comparative data --
Recombination --
the problem --
Short-term advantages for sex and recombination --
I. An unpredictable environment --
Short-term advantages for sex and recombination --
II. Selection in a finite population --
Hermaphroditism, selfing and outcrossing --
Anisogamy and the sex ratio --
Sexual selection --
Mutation.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith.
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