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Frequency of fixation of adaptive mutations is higher in evolving diploid than haploid yeast populations

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Adaptive mutations are shown to have a higher frequency of fixation in evolving diploid than in haploid populations of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, providing direct evidence that it may be an evolutionary advantage to be diploid.

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    • Charlotte Paquin

    Present address: ARCO Plant Cell Research Institute, 6560 Trinity Court, Dublin, California, 94566, USA

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