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How do genomes evolve to generate biological diversity?

Which genes contribute to the evolution of morphology and behavior?

How can we find these genes?
Do these genes have particular
characteristics?

How do these genes evolve?

Through changes in coding regions or changes in gene regulation?
Through mutations of specific effect or mutations of many effects?

Why do genes evolve as they do?

Are some genes "hot spots" for phenotypic evolution?
Can we predict which genes will evo
lve to cause phenotypic evolution?
Were the mutations causing phenotypic diversity fixed by natural selection?

David L. Stern is Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Princeton University.

 

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Last update: Dec 6, 2010

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