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Curr Biol. 2003 Jan 21;13(2):R68-70.

Genome evolution: recombination speeds up adaptive evolution.

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Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, EH9 3JT, Edinburgh, UK. Gabriel.Marais@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Mutual interference among linked genetic sites subject to selection may reduce the level of adaptation. A recent study detected this effect using data on protein sequence evolution and codon usage in Drosophila.

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