Data from: Extreme genetic diversity in asexual grass thrips populations

Amaranta Fontcuberta García-Cuenca, Zoé Dumas & Tanja Schwander
The continuous generation of genetic variation has been proposed as one of the main factors explaining the maintenance of sexual reproduction in nature. However, populations of asexual individuals may attain high levels of genetic diversity through within-lineage diversification, replicate transitions to asexuality from sexual ancestors and migration. How these mechanisms affect genetic variation in populations of closely related sexual and asexual taxa can therefore provide insights into the role of genetic diversity for the maintenance...
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