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Why meiosis?

Jim Cummins cummins at central.murdoch.edu.au
Tue Jun 17 23:00:18 EST 1997

In article <19970615153700.LAA26544 at ladder02.news.aol.com>,
msp1234 at aol.com (MSP1234) wrote:

> 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? 

Recombination of genomes is hard to explain without invoking some higher
order advantage such as DNA repair.  Check out Margulis and Sagan "Origins
of Sex" Yale University Press 1986.

URL http://numbat.murdoch.edu.au/spermatology/spermhp.html

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