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Nature 229, 467 - 469 (12 February 1971); doi:10.1038/229467a0

Protein Polymorphism as a Phase of Molecular Evolution

MOTOO KIMURA & TOMOKO OHTA

National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka-ken

It is proposed that random genetic drift of neutral mutations in finite populations can account for observed protein polymorphisms.

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