The evolution of epistasis and the advantage of recombination in populations of bacteriophage T4.

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Experiments reported here test two hypotheses about the evolution of recombination: first, the Fisher-Muller concept that sexual organisms respond to selection more rapidly than do asexual ones, and second, that epistasis is more likely to evolve in the absence of recombination. Populations of bacterio-phage T4 were selected by the drug proflavine in… (More)

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@article{Malmberg1977TheEO, title={The evolution of epistasis and the advantage of recombination in populations of bacteriophage T4.}, author={Russell L. Malmberg}, journal={Genetics}, year={1977}, volume={86 3}, pages={607-21} }