Wanted – papers on the origin of meiosis and diploidy

One of the students in the Intro Bio course I am teaching at UC Davis is interested in papers on the origin of meiosis and/or the origin of diploidy.  Some papers I have pulled up so far include:

Suggestions for others would be welcome.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

4 thoughts on “Wanted – papers on the origin of meiosis and diploidy”

  1. From Facebook:
    “just tell the guy to look up Cavalier-Smith and start reading…”

    “You just pretty much described the content of Arthur Pightling's thesis”

    Shehrebanoo Malik Pightling : Although we have updates in progress, with John Logsdon, you might find that Malik 08 PLoS One and Malik 07 MBE have better taxon sampling than our 05 paper…

    “Mitch Sogin's Phylogenetic meaning of the kingdom concept: an unusual ribosomal RNA from Giardia lamblia. Science 1989, 243:75-77”

    “Margulis and Sagan's “The Origins of Sex” “


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