Asked • 07/18/19

Why did Fair Meiosis evolve?

How and why did Fair Meiosis evolve? I can hardly think that it provided a fitness advantage to the individual carrying the mutation. Why would it? Or did it evolve through lineage selection? Or was it some kind of pre-existing characteristic of meiosis that have no energy cost and therefore never disappear?UPDATE:I call fair meiosis the process of meiosis in which each chromosome has an equal chance of transmission.I'm trying to make my questions clearer.Is there any selection pressure in favour of alleles causing a fair meiosis? If yes, why? It doesn't seem to me to provide any advantage to the individual carrying this allele.

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William W. answered • 12/29/19

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