Sex Change by Gene Conversion in a Caenorhabditis elegans fog-2 Mutant Academic Article uri icon


  • Caenorhabditis elegans primarily reproduces as a hermaphrodite. Independent gene conversion events in mutant obligately outcrossing populations of C. elegans [fog-2(lf)] spontaneously repaired the loss-of-function mutation in the fog-2 locus, thereby reestablishing hermaphroditism as the primary means of reproduction for the populations.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Katju, V., LaBeau, E. M., Lipinski, K. J., & Bergthorsson, U.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • September 2008