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...
|Published in:||Annual review of ecology and systematics, Vol. 26 (1995), p. 553-578|
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