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Death by asexuality: IU biologists uncover new path for mutations to arise
September 3, 2013
Groundbreaking new research from a team of evolutionary biologists at Indiana University (IU) shows for the first time, how asexual lineages of a species are doomed not necessarily from a long, slow accumulation of new mutations, but rather from fast-paced gene conversion processes that simply unmask preexisting deleterious recessive mutations.
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