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Experimental studies of the evolutionary significance of sexual reproduction. I. A test of the frequency-dependent selection hypothesis



Experimental studies of the evolutionary significance of sexual reproduction. I. A test of the frequency-dependent selection hypothesis



Evolution 38(1): 103-115



This study tested the hypothesis that one evolutionary advantage of sexual reproduction is that it produces rare or unique genotypes with a frequency-dependent advantage. Clonal tillers of Anthoxanthum odoratum were planted in natural sites. In 2 different experiments, clones in situations as a minority genotype showed an approximately 2-fold increase of fitness compared to those in majority genotype situations.

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DOI: 10.2307/2408550



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