The population genetics of
sex and recombination


Genetics Society Annual Meeting: SEX

March 28-31 2001, Warwick UK

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Table of Contents

The population genetics of
sex and recombination

The cost of sex

Other costs

Paying the cost of sex

Sex need not increase diversity of offspring

Genetic variance in fitness

Recombination load

When is sex favoured?

Three-locus Model

ASIDE: Are sex and recombination interchangeable???

Fitness scheme

Relationship between disequilibrium and epistasis

Conditions under which increased sex evolves


Sex in a temporally variable environment

Sex in a spatially variable environment

Sex in small populations

Drift vs epistasis



Author: Sarah Otto


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