Evolution of meiosis

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Offline Yair Doza

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Evolution of meiosis
« on: 10/02/2014 18:57:06 »
Listening to lectures on Biology and the start of life I wondered how can we explain the evolution of meiosis and sexual reproduction. The same process of halving the number of chromosomes must have occurred in a few (at least two) organisms, they had to meet, exchange gametes and produce an offspring that will also undergo meiosis. I find this too much to ask even of evolution. Any theories out there?

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yair