The origins of diploid evolution

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Re: The origins of diploid evolution

Postby wolfhnd on December 29th, 2014, 9:52 pm 

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Re: The origins of diploid evolution

Postby RootTOL on February 10th, 2017, 1:13 am 

How about diploidy or polyploidy essential for the survival of genomes that are above a certain size by allowing recombination to remove deleterious mutations? doesn't Muller's ratchet eventually ruin many genomes without recombination? I'd venture without diploidy large genomes not viable due to mutational load. Diplody makes recombination possible every generation. Curious what is the size of the largest haploid genome for an organism (clone) that never goes through meiotic recombination. Likely it's tiny.
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