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Why meiosis?

MSP1234 msp1234 at aol.com
Sun Jun 15 10:37:15 EST 1997

MSP1234 at AOL.COM

I know that this is probably a very basic question, but can anyone tell me
why sexual reproduction came about in the first place during evolution? 
To me it doesn't make sense as in simple organisms, mitosis is more
beneficial in the short term because your genes are going to be replicated
faster and this outnumbering is more 'beneficial' to a parent's genome
than short-term diverity.

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