Nature Genetics: The Capsella rubella genome and the genomic consequences of rapid mating system evolution

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“The switch from obligatory outcrossing to predominant self fertilization in plants is one of the most striking and repeated examples of convergent evolution. Selfing is thought to be favored because of its inherent transmission advantage, as well as the advantage of assured reproduction when mates, pollinators or both are scarce. Selfing should evolve whenever these advantages outweigh the costs associated with inbreeding depression.”


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