Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Deleterious mutations as stepping stones in adaptive evolution

"we used digital organisms to compare the extent of adaptive evolution in populations when deleterious mutations were disallowed with control populations in which such mutations were allowed. Significantly higher fitness levels were achieved over the long term in the control populations because some of the deleterious mutations served as stepping stones across otherwise impassable fitness valleys." Full article @ PNAS

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