Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Title

Adaptation from Leaps in the Dark

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Although many adaptations occur by selection of beneficial alleles transformed from neutral or deleterious standing variation, new identical mutant alleles that arise as premeiotic clusters have an increased probability of fixation that can rise to the levels that are similar to the fixation of standing variation. Hence, the evidence is still out on the proportion of adaptations that use preexisting variation and new mutations.

Publisher's Statement

Availability via databases maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine.

Publication Date

1-2009

Publication Title

The Journal of Heredity

Volume

100

Issue

1

Start Page No.

7

End Page No.

10

DOI

10.1093/jhered/esn058