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Evolution Writ Small


August 25, 2010

biology graphic A unique experiment at Rice University that forces bacteria into a head-to-head competition for evolutionary dominance has yielded new insights about the way Darwinian selection plays out at the molecular level. An exacting new analysis in the journal Molecular Systems Biology reveals precisely how specific genetic mutations impart a physical edge in the competition for survival. Full Story

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