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How the unicorn got its horn

An experiment studying bacterial populations over thousands of generations shows that a novel trait can evolve through rearrangement and amplification of a few pre-existing genes. See Article p.513

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Figure 1: The evolution of a new trait.


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Hendrickson, H., Rainey, P. How the unicorn got its horn. Nature 489, 504–505 (2012).

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