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Genome wide analyses reveal little evidence for adaptive evolution in many plant species

Gossmann, Toni I; Song, Bao-Hua; Windsor, Aaron J; Mitchell-Olds, Thomas; Dixon, C. J; Kapralov, Maxim; Filatov, D.A.; Eyre-Walker, Adam

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The relative contribution of advantageous and neutral mutations to the evolutionary process is a central problem in evolutionary biology. Current estimates suggest that whereas Drosophila, mice, and bacteria have undergone extensive adaptive evolution, hominids show little or no evidence of adaptive evolution in protein-coding sequences. This may be a consequence of differences in effective population size. To study the matter further, we have investigated whether plants show evidence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65256
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msq079

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