Origins of eukaryotic sexual reproduction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Sexual reproduction is a nearly universal feature of eukaryotic organisms. Given its ubiquity and shared core features, sex is thought to have arisen once in the last common ancestor to all eukaryotes. Using the perspectives of molecular genetics and cell biology, we consider documented and hypothetical scenarios for the instantiation and evolution of meiosis, fertilization, sex determination, uniparental inheritance of organelle genomes, and speciation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodenough, U; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • March 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

PubMed ID

  • 24591519

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3949356

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-0264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1101/cshperspect.a016154


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States