Joanna Banaszak

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There are three main elements deciding about the effect of mutations on the protein coding sequences—the type of the substitution of nucleotide, the selection for the function of the gene product and the nature of the genetic code itself. Selection used to be considered as the only directional process among the evolutionary mechanisms. In fact the(More)
We have simulated, using Monte Carlo methods, the survival of prokaryotic genes under directional mutational pressure. We have found that the whole pool of genes located on the leading DNA strand differs from that located on the lagging DNA strand and from the sub-class of genes coding for ribosomal proteins. The best strategy for most of the non-ribosomal(More)
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