THE EVOLUTION OF THE EVOLVABILITY PROPERTIES OF THE YEAST PRION [PSI+]

@article{Masel2003THEEO,
  title={THE EVOLUTION OF THE EVOLVABILITY PROPERTIES OF THE YEAST PRION [PSI+]},
  author={Joanna Masel and Aviv Bergman},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={57}
}
Abstract.— Saccharomyces cerevisiae's ability to form the prion [PSI+] may increase the rate of evolvability, defined as the rate of appearance of heritable and potentially adaptive phenotypic variants. The increase in evolvability occurs when the appearance of the prion causes read‐through translation and reveals hidden variation in untranslated regions. Eventually the portion of the phenotypic variation that is adaptive loses its dependence on the revealing mechanism. The mechanism is… Expand
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