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By John Avise

nearly 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. the outstanding 0.1% reproduce through asexual or clonal ability, which range wildly and are attention-grabbing of their personal correct. during this ebook, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, ordinary heritage, and evolution of the world's nearly a hundred species of vertebrate animal that oftentimes demonstrate one shape or one other of clonal or quasi-clonal reproduction.

By contemplating the numerous elements of sexual abstinence and clonal replica in vertebrate animals, Avise sheds new mild at the organic that means and ramifications of ordinary sexuality.

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