Before Christmas, Kamil and me published two paper on bioRxiv:
Are there any general consequences of asexuality? We reviewed and reanalysed evidence in 24 asexual animal genomes available.
Sexual reproduction drives success of parasitic TEs. Abandon sex and you will be fine (if you are a yeast at least). Empirical data converges with theory and suggests that TE transposition rates evolve in asexuals because of tight linkage to a modifier.