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Why Sex?

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Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 960-961
DOI: 10.1126/science.1124663

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Summary

It is assumed that most organisms have sex because the resulting genetic recombination allows Darwinian selection to work better. It is now shown that in water fleas, recombination does lead to fewer deleterious mutations.