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Selection On Sex Cells Favors A Recombination Gender Gap

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Males and females of the same species can be strikingly different. Even the amount of genetic reshuffling that goes on during egg and sperm production differs between males and females in most species. An evolutionary reason for this has eluded researchers since the phenomenon was originally discovered in fruitflies, Chinese silk worms, and amphipods almost 100 years ago.

Citation: Lenormand T, Dutheil J (2005) Recombination difference between sexes: A role for haploid selection. PLoS Biol 3(3): e63.


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