publication . Other literature type . Article . 1980

Evolution of recombination in a constant environment

Feldman, Marcus W.; Christiansen, Freddy B.; Brooks, Lisa D.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 1980
  • Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Abstract
Abstract The theory of evolution at a selectively neutral locus that controls the recombination between two major loci that are under selection is studied. If the major loci are at a stable equilibrium in linkage disequilibrium under selection and recombination, then a mutation at the modifier locus will increase in frequency when rare if and only if it decreases the recombination fraction. If the major loci are in disequilibrium at a balance between selection against deleterious alleles and mutation towards them, then two new phenomena are observed. First, a recombination increasing mutation will succeed if the disequilibrium is negative and the modifier is suf...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Biological Sciences: Evolution
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