Gene Duplication and the Evolution of Enzymes

@article{Watts1968GeneDA,
  title={Gene Duplication and the Evolution of Enzymes},
  author={Ray L. Watts and David Christopher Watts},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1968},
  volume={217},
  pages={1125-1130}
}
The relationship between structure and function of proteins makes it unlikely that a new enzyme activity can evolve unless the genome contains extra DNA with suitable coding properties such as is provided by the duplication of a gene for a functionally related enzyme. Evidence from the Annelida suggests that their diverse phosphagen kinases evolved in this way. 
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