3 years ago

Digest: Unpacking fitness effects of spontaneous mutations

Sonia Singhal
New biological variation originates from mutations, so understanding their effects—and how those effects vary with environment or genetic background—is critical to evolutionary studies. Kraemer et al. (2017) sequenced and measured the fitness of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii lineages that had experienced minimal selection. They found that mutations in these lineages had a small average deleterious effect attributable to mutations in coding regions, and average mutational effects varied depending on the ancestor's genotype. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/evo.13388

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.