RATES OF MOLECULAR EVOLUTION IN BACTERIA ARE RELATIVELY CONSTANT DESPITE SPORE DORMANCY

@inproceedings{Maughan2007RATESOM,
  title={RATES OF MOLECULAR EVOLUTION IN BACTERIA ARE RELATIVELY CONSTANT DESPITE SPORE DORMANCY},
  author={Heather Maughan},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Rates of molecular evolution are known to vary considerably among lineages, partially due to differences in life-history traits such as generation time. The generation-time effect has been well documented in some eukaryotes, but its prevalence in prokaryotes is unknown. “Because many species of Firmicute bacteria spend long periods of time as metabolically dormant spores, which could result in fewer DNA substitutions per unit time, they present an excellent system for testing… CONTINUE READING
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