The Role of Mutation Bias in Adaptive Evolution.

@article{Svensson2019TheRO,
  title={The Role of Mutation Bias in Adaptive Evolution.},
  author={Erik I. Svensson and David Berger},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          422-434
        }
}
Mutational input is the ultimate source of genetic variation, but mutations are not thought to affect the direction of adaptive evolution. Recently, critics of standard evolutionary theory have questioned the random and non-directional nature of mutations, claiming that the mutational process can be adaptive in its own right. We discuss here mutation bias in adaptive evolution. We find little support for mutation bias as an independent force in adaptive evolution, although it can interact with… 

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