David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 35 (3) (1986)
There is evidence that asexual reproduction has a long-term disadvantage when compared to sexual reproduction. This disadvantage is usually assumed to arise from the more efficient incorporation of advantageous mutations by sexual populations. We consider here the effect on asexual and sexual populations of changes in the fitness of harmful mutations. It is shown that the re-establishment of equilibrium following environmental change is generally faster in sexual populations, and that the mutational load experienced by the sexual population can be significantly less during this period than that experienced by an asexual one. Changes in the fitness of harmful mutations may therefore impose a greater long-term disadvantage on asexual populations than those which are sexual.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John S. Wilkins (2003). How to Be a Chaste Species Pluralist-Realist: The Origins of Species Modes and the Synapomorphic Species Concept. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 18 (5):621-638.
James M. Humber (1987). Sexual Perversion and Human Nature. Philosophy Research Archives 13:331-350.
Margaret Crouch (2009). Sexual Harassment in Public Places. Social Philosophy Today 25:137-148.
Sabino Acquaviva (1984). Sexual Behaviour and Social Change in a Society in Transition. In Gregory Baum, John Aloysius Coleman & Marcus Lefébure (eds.), The Sexual Revolution. T. & T. Clark.
Tim Lewens (2001). Sex and Selection: A Reply to Matthen. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):589-598.
M. J. Booker (1998). Can Sexual Harassment Be Salvaged? Journal of Business Ethics 17 (11):1171-1177.
Ben Spiecker (1992). Sexual Education and Morality. Journal of Moral Education 21 (1):67-76.
A. Ruvinsky (1997). Sex, Meiosis and Multicellularity. Acta Biotheoretica 45 (2).
Iris Marion Young (1993). Review: Sexual Ethics in the Age of Epidemic. [REVIEW] Hypatia 8 (3):184 - 193.
J. T. Manning & D. J. Thompson (1984). Muller's Ratchet and the Accumulation of Favourable Mutations. Acta Biotheoretica 33 (4).
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?