Breeding systems and genome evolution

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2001 Dec;11(6):685-90. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(00)00254-9.


The profound effects of inbreeding and other non-recombining breeding systems on genetic variability and molecular evolution are now beginning to be understood. Theoretical models predict how such populations are expected to differ from outcrossed populations, and DNA sequence data are being collected and used to test the predictions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Genetics
  • Inbreeding*
  • Models, Genetic
  • Reproduction*
  • Selection, Genetic


  • DNA Transposable Elements