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- Ebert, Dieter, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of evolutionary biology 2019 v.32 no.6 pp. 619-628
- DNA; Daphnia magna; asexual reproduction; clones; daughters; genetic markers; genetic similarity; genome; genomics; heterozygosity; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; homogenization; longevity; loss of heterozygosity; mothers; parthenogenesis; prediction
- ... Due to the lack of recombination, asexual organisms are predicted to accumulate mutations and show high levels of within‐individual allelic divergence (heterozygosity); however, empirical evidence for this prediction is largely missing. Instead, evidence of genome homogenization during asexual reproduction is accumulating. Ameiotic crossover recombination is a mechanism that could lead to long gen ...