Mutation and Adaptation: The Directed Mutation Controversy in Evolutionary Perspective

A central tenet of evolutionary theory is that mutation is random with respect to its adaptive consequences for individual organisms; that is, the production of variation precedes and does not cause adaptation. Several recent experimental reports have challenged this tenet by suggesting that bacteri...

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Published in:Annual review of ecology and systematics, Vol. 26 (1995), p. 553-578
Main Author: Sniegowski, P. D.
Other Involved Persons: Lenski, R. E.
Format: electronic Article
Item Description:Copyright: Copyright 1995 Annual Reviews Inc.
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