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Comment 5 by Red Dog :

No, it really isn't new. The reason I personnally find the most convincing is the allowance for greater variability and the resulting faster spread of advantageous mutations, as these can happen in separate organisms then recombine during sexual reproduction (one of the reasons, I suspect, that bacteria have parasexual gene transfer), rather than having to happen in the same direct line during asexual reproduction. Certainly as a starting ground for the development of sexuality.

Thu, 31 May 2012 18:02:58 UTC | #944792