Evolution: An ecological context for C. elegans

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Abstract

Despite low global diversity among natural populations of Caenorhabditis elegans, neighboring populations can be as genetically distinct as strains from different continents, probably owing to transient bottlenecks and ongoing dispersal as a dauer larva. Selfing predominates in the wild, but rare outcrossing may also play an important role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume15
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2005

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Caenorhabditis elegans
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