Evolutionary genetics: Mobile DNAs as sources of adaptive change?

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Abstract

Mobile DNAs are potent sources of mutation in wild populations, but seem only rarely to have been used in adaptive evolution. A new study has revealed a mobile DNA insertion in Drosophila simulans that is associated with an apparent selective sweep and an elevation in expression level of an adjacent gene which creates insecticide resistance.

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Brookfield, J. F. Y. (2004, May 4). Evolutionary genetics: Mobile DNAs as sources of adaptive change? Current Biology. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2004.04.021

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