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A Generation Time Effect on the Rate of Molecular Evolution in Invertebrates

Thomas, Jessica; Welch, John J.; Lanfear, Robert; Bromham, Lindell


The rate of genome evolution varies significantly between species. Evidence is growing that at least some of this variation is associated with species characteristics, such as body size, diversification rate, or population size. One of the strongest correlates of the rate of molecular evolution in vertebrates is generation time (GT): Species with faster generation turnover tend to have higher rates of molecular evolution, presumably because their genomes are copied more frequently and therefore...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msq009


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