publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . Conference object . 2017

Effective purifying selection in ancient asexual oribatid mites

Jens Bast; Ina Schaefer; Julien Glanz; Stefan Scheu; Mark Maraun; Alexander Brandt; Tanja Schwander;
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  • Published: 12 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Sex is beneficial in the long term because it can prevent mutational meltdown through increased effectiveness of selection. This idea is supported by empirical evidence of deleterious mutation accumulation in species with a recent transition to asexuality. Here, we study the effectiveness of purifying selection in oribatid mites which have lost sex millions of years ago and diversified into different families and species while reproducing asexually. We compare the accumulation of deleterious nonsynonymous and synonymous mutations between three asexual and three sexual lineages using transcriptome data. Contrasting studies of young asexual lineages, we find evide...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Physics and Astronomy, General Chemistry, Article, Animals; DNA, Mitochondrial/chemistry; Mites/genetics; Mites/physiology; Mutation; Mutation Rate; Phylogeny; Population Density; Reproduction; Reproduction, Asexual; Selection, Genetic; Transcriptome, Science, Q, Mite, biology.organism_classification, biology, Muller's ratchet, Negative selection, Genetics, Asexuality, Mutational meltdown, Deleterious mutation, Transcriptome, Nonsynonymous substitution, Synonymous substitution, Phylogenetics, Evolutionary biology, Mutation rate
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Neiman, M, Hehman, G, Miller, JT, Logsdon, JM, Taylor, DR. Accelerated mutation accumulation in asexual lineages of a freshwater snail. Mol. Biol. Evol.. 2010; 27: 954-963 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Hollister, JD. Recurrent loss of sex is associated with accumulation of deleterious mutations in Oenothera. Mol. Biol. Evol.. 2014; 32: 896-905 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

80 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
Sex is beneficial in the long term because it can prevent mutational meltdown through increased effectiveness of selection. This idea is supported by empirical evidence of deleterious mutation accumulation in species with a recent transition to asexuality. Here, we study the effectiveness of purifying selection in oribatid mites which have lost sex millions of years ago and diversified into different families and species while reproducing asexually. We compare the accumulation of deleterious nonsynonymous and synonymous mutations between three asexual and three sexual lineages using transcriptome data. Contrasting studies of young asexual lineages, we find evide...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Physics and Astronomy, General Chemistry, Article, Animals; DNA, Mitochondrial/chemistry; Mites/genetics; Mites/physiology; Mutation; Mutation Rate; Phylogeny; Population Density; Reproduction; Reproduction, Asexual; Selection, Genetic; Transcriptome, Science, Q, Mite, biology.organism_classification, biology, Muller's ratchet, Negative selection, Genetics, Asexuality, Mutational meltdown, Deleterious mutation, Transcriptome, Nonsynonymous substitution, Synonymous substitution, Phylogenetics, Evolutionary biology, Mutation rate
80 references, page 1 of 6

1.Bell, G. The Masterpiece of Nature: The Evolution and Genetics of Sexuality 1–635 (Croom Helm Ltd., 1982).

Otto, SP. The evolutionary enigma of sex. Am. Nat.. 2009; 174: S1-S14 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

3.Williams, G. C. Sex and Evolution 1–200 (Princeton University Press, 1975).

4.Maynard Smith, J. The Evolution of Sex 1–222 (Cambridge University Press, 1978).

Lehtonen, J, Jennions, MD, Kokko, H. The many costs of sex. Trends Ecol. Evol.. 2012; 27: 172-178 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

6.Jalvingh, K., Bast, J. & Schwander, T. in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (ed. Kliman, R. M.) 89–97 (Academic Press, 2016).

Hill, WG, Robertson, A. The effect of linkage on limits to artificial selection. Genet. Res.. 1966; 8: 269-294 [PubMed] [DOI]

Felsenstein, J. The evolutionary advantage of recombination. Genetics. 1974; 78: 737-756 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Keightley, PD, Otto, SP. Interference among deleterious mutations favours sex and recombination in finite populations. Nature. 2006; 443: 89-92 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Felsenstein, J, Yokoyama, S. The evolutionary advantage of recombination. II. Individual selection for recombination. Genetics. 1976; 83: 845-859 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Muller, HJ. The relation of recombination to mutational advance. Mutat. Res.. 1964; 1: 2-9 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Kimura, M, Maruyama, T, Crow, JF. The mutation load in small populations. Genetics. 1963; 48: 1303-1312 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Johnson, SG, Howard, RS. Contrasting patterns of synonymous and nonsynonymous sequence evolution in asexual and sexual freshwater snail lineages. Evolution. 2007; 61: 2728-2735 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Neiman, M, Hehman, G, Miller, JT, Logsdon, JM, Taylor, DR. Accelerated mutation accumulation in asexual lineages of a freshwater snail. Mol. Biol. Evol.. 2010; 27: 954-963 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Hollister, JD. Recurrent loss of sex is associated with accumulation of deleterious mutations in Oenothera. Mol. Biol. Evol.. 2014; 32: 896-905 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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