Bioscience

UA researchers present new sex evolution theory

July 7, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – The origin of the evolutionary game – the ability of animals (including humans) and plants to reproduce sexually, genetically recombine to repair DNA, and then produce eggs, sperm or pollen – is an unresolved mystery in biology.

In an article published in the July/August issue of BioScience, University of Arizona researchers Harris Bernstein and Carol Bernstein provide insights into the early evolution of sexual organisms and the role environmental stressors had on sexual reproduction as a key survival strategy.

For more information: UA Researchers Present New Sex Evolution Theory