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Second-order selection in bacterial evolution: selection acting on mutation and recombination rates in the course of adaptation

Authors
Journal
Research in Microbiology
0923-2508
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
152
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0923-2508(00)01163-3
Keywords
  • Bacterial Adaptability
  • Mutagenesis
  • Adaptation
  • Evolution

Abstract

Abstract The increase in genetic variability of a population can be selected during adaptation, as demonstrated by the selection of mutator alleles. The dynamics of this phenomenon, named second-order selection, can result in an improved adaptability of bacteria through regulation of all facets of mutation and recombination processes.

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