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Unrestricted gene flow within a population as potentially displayed by sexual species, that is, random mating.
As such, panmixis represents one of the assumptions of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.
In microbial systems this would imply some mechanisms of DNA movement, within species, that is unbiased, which would seem to be unlikely given the degree of divergence seen within especially non-obligately sexual microbial lineages.
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