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Evolutionary Kings of the Hill Use Good, Bad and Ugly Mutations to Speed Ahead of Competition

June 30, 2011

Bjorn Ostman Evolutionary adaptation is often compared to climbing a hill, and organisms making the right combination of multiple mutations--both good and bad--can become the king of the mountain, says a Michigan State University researcher. Full Story

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