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Curr Biol. 1998 Mar 26;8(7):R235-7.

Population genetics: surviving under mutation pressure.

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Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, Scotland.

Abstract

Concern has been voiced about the survival of endangered species, and even the long-term prospects for humans, in the face of accumulating deleterious mutations. Two experiments have investigated the mutation accumulation process in laboratory Drosophila populations, with apparently conflicting results.

PMID:
9545191
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70148-4
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