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Evolution of new species requires few genetic changes
October 31, 2013
Only a few genetic changes are needed to spur the evolution of new species--even if the original populations are still in contact and exchanging genes. Once started, however, evolutionary divergence evolves rapidly, ultimately leading to fully genetically isolated species, report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Oct. 31 issue of Cell Reports.
University of Chicago Medical Center
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