Mutation--The Engine of Evolution: Studying Mutation and Its Role in the Evolution of Bacteria.

@article{Hershberg2015MutationTheEO,
  title={Mutation--The Engine of Evolution: Studying Mutation and Its Role in the Evolution of Bacteria.},
  author={Ruth Hershberg},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={a018077}
}
Mutation is the engine of evolution in that it generates the genetic variation on which the evolutionary process depends. To understand the evolutionary process we must therefore characterize the rates and patterns of mutation. Starting with the seminal Luria and Delbruck fluctuation experiments in 1943, studies utilizing a variety of approaches have… CONTINUE READING