LONG-TERM EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION IN ESCHERICHIA COLI. VII. MECHANISMS MAINTAINING GENETIC VARIABILITY WITHIN POPULATIONS.

@article{Elena1997LONGTERMEE,
  title={LONG-TERM EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION IN ESCHERICHIA COLI. VII. MECHANISMS MAINTAINING GENETIC VARIABILITY WITHIN POPULATIONS.},
  author={Santiago F. Elena and Richard E. Lenski},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          1058-1067
        }
}
Six replicate populations of the bacterium Escherichia coli were propagated for more than 10,000 generations in a defined environment. We sought to quantify the variation among clones within these populations with respect to their relative fitness, and to evaluate the roles of three distinct population genetic processes in maintaining this variation. On average, a pair of clones from the same population differed from one another in their relative fitness by approximately 4%. This within… CONTINUE READING
BETA

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 26 CITATIONS

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…