Evolutionary Genetics: Evolution with Foresight

M.L.M. Salverda, J.A.G.M. de Visser

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Abstract

Evolution has no foresight, but produces ad hoc solutions by tinkering with available variation. A new study demonstrates how evolution nevertheless prepares organisms for the future by increasing their evolvability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)r398-r400
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • asexual populations
  • fitness landscapes
  • escherichia-coli
  • evolvability
  • adaptation
  • mutations
  • virus

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