When two is better than one.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Gene duplication and divergence has long been considered an important route to adaptation and phenotypic evolution. Reporting in Nature, Hittinger and Carroll (2007) provide the first clear example of adaptations in both regulatory regions and protein-coding regions after gene duplication. This combination of evolutionary changes appears to have resolved an adaptive conflict, leading to increased organismal fitness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Babbitt, CC; Haygood, R; Wray, GA

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 225 - 227

PubMed ID

  • 17956721

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4172

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0092-8674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cell.2007.10.001


  • eng