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dc.contributor.authorEves-van den Akker, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorJones, John T
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-31T09:01:51Z
dc.date.available2018-08-31T09:01:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-22
dc.identifier.issn1553-7390
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279047
dc.description.abstractWhile sexual reproduction is generally thought to be, evolutionarily speaking, a good idea, there are a small number of organisms that are testament to the contrary. The root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne incognita, M. javanica, and M. arenaria reproduce clonally using mitotic parthenogenesis but have a broader host range, a wider geographical distribution, and a greater agricultural impact than their sexual relatives (Fig 1) [1]. Remarkably, some of these species even have the ability to overcome host resistance [2], suggesting a mechanism for adaptation in the absence of sex. The genetic basis of this plasticity, both in terms of host range and adaptability, is not fully understood. Previous genome sequencing of Meloidogyne has shown that the genome of one of these species, M. incognita, is polyploid [3], most likely as a result of hybridisation (allopolyploid), with a further study suggesting that M. incognita may be the result of multiple additive hybridisation events: a hybrid of a hybrid [4].
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleSex: Not all that it's cracked up to be?
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPagee1007160
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNamePLoS Genetics
prism.startingPagee1007160
prism.volume14
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.26428
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pgen.1007160
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-22
dc.contributor.orcidEves-Van Den Akker, Sebastian [0000-0002-8833-9679]
dc.identifier.eissn1553-7404
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-02-22


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