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Experimental EvolutionConcepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments$
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Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247666

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247666.001.0001

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The Experimental Study of Reverse Evolution

The Experimental Study of Reverse Evolution

(p.134) (p.135) 7 The Experimental Study of Reverse Evolution
Experimental Evolution

Suzanne Estes

Henrique Teotónio

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the experimental researches on reverse evolution, and discusses adaptive landscape models, which provide a useful framework to quantify contingencies of evolutionary change. Studies that reveal general features of adaptive landscapes in the context of reverse evolution are also presented. The chapter furthermore discusses the genetic mechanisms of reverse evolution and effects of recombination on the likelihood of reverse evolution.

Keywords:   reverse evolution, adaptive landscape, evolutionary change, genetic mechanisms, recombination

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