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The Evolution of Sex Determination

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction is a fundamental aspect of life. It is defined by the occurrence of meiosis and the fusion of two gametes of different sexes or mating types. Genetic mechanisms for the ... More


What are sexes, and why are there sexes?

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sex and genders occupy a central place in the human mind and have a long history of alternative interpretations throughout human cultures. Although intimately linked to reproduction in animals and ... More


The diversity of sexual cycles

Leo W. Beukeboom and Nicolas Perrin

in The Evolution of Sex Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199657148
eISBN:
9780191748103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657148.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The sexual cycles of eukaryotes vary immensely in terms of the relative importance of the haploid and diploid phases, the differentiation between gametes, and the timing and mode of sex ... More


Mutational mechanisms and evolvability

Arlin Stoltzfus

in Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Well-studied cases of programmed DNA rearrangements, e.g., somatic recombination in the emergence of specific antibodies, suggest a rubric for specially evolved mutation systems: they amplify the ... More


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