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International Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 201921, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/201921
Research Article

Is Evolution of Mating Preferences Inevitable? Random Mating in the Multisex System of Tetrahymena thermophila

1Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
2Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Received 7 May 2012; Accepted 23 August 2012

Academic Editor: Jeremy L. Marshall

Copyright © 2012 Sujal S. Phadke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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