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Natural Selection

Evolving evolvability

Nature volume 407, pages 457458 (28 September 2000) | Download Citation

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In yeast, a modified protein known as a prion generates variation in growth rate across diverse environments. Is this an example of an agent that has evolved in order to promote its possessor's adaptability?

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  1. Linda Partridge is in the Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK. e-mail: ucbhlop@ucl.ac.uk

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  2. Nicholas H. Barton is in the Institute for Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK. e-mail: n.barton@ed.ac.uk

    • Nicholas H. Barton

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