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:
- A Phylogenomic Inventory of Meiotic Genes:: Evidence for Sex in Giardia and an Early Eukaryotic Origin of Meiosis
- Origins of the machinery of recombination and sex
- Using a meiosis detection toolkit to investigate ancient asexual “scandals” and the evolution of sex.
- Primitive forms of meiosis: the possible evolution of meiosis.
Suggestions for others would be welcome.
4 thoughts on “Wanted – papers on the origin of meiosis and diploidy”
Here is another:
On the Evolutionary Stability of Mendelian Segregation
F. Úbeda and D. Haig (2005) Genetics 170: 1345-1357
“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” “
fmartin1954 Francis Martin
@phylogenomics see: Conserved Meiotic Machinery in Glomus spp., a Putatively Ancient Asexual Fungal Lineage: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21876220
@phylogenomics Here is another on 'Mendelian fairness' http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~fubeda/papers/U&H05Gens.pdf
harryinashed Richard Harrison
@phylogenomics ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20624179 for a slightly different take!
Possibly contact the UC Davis biology librarian, Ruth Gustafson.
I don't know her, but I suspect she could do some awesome database searching for your student …