Diversity Generator Mechanisms Are Essential Components of Biological Systems: The Two Queen Hypothesis

  title={Diversity Generator Mechanisms Are Essential Components of Biological Systems: The Two Queen Hypothesis},
  author={Eric Muraille},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  • E. Muraille
  • Published 13 February 2018
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Microbiology
Diversity is widely known to fuel adaptation and evolutionary processes and increase robustness at the population, species and ecosystem levels. The Neo-Darwinian paradigm proposes that the diversity of biological entities is the consequence of genetic changes arising spontaneously and randomly, without regard for their usefulness. However, a growing body of evidence demonstrates that the evolutionary process has shaped mechanisms, such as horizontal gene transfer mechanisms, meiosis and the… 

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