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Curr Biol. 2007 Nov 6;17(21):R927-9.

Polyploidy: doubling up for evolutionary success.

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK.

Abstract

How does having more than one genome give plant species an advantage when it comes to adaptive evolution? Recent molecular studies have shown that altered patterns of gene expression may offer polyploids a broader phenotypic range than that of their progenitors.

PMID:
17983572
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2007.08.060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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