A model of evolution for accumulating genetic information.

  • T. Ohta
  • Published 1987 in Journal of theoretical biology


By taking into account recent knowledge of multigene families and other repetitive DNA sequences, a model of evolution by gene duplication for accumulating genetic information is studied. Genetic information is defined as the sum of distinct functions that the gene family can perform. A coefficient, "genetic diversity" is defined and used in this study… (More)


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@article{Ohta1987AMO, title={A model of evolution for accumulating genetic information.}, author={T. Ohta}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={1987}, volume={124 2}, pages={199-211} }