The generality of Constructive Neutral Evolution

@article{Brunet2018TheGO,
  title={The generality of Constructive Neutral Evolution},
  author={Tyler D.P. Brunet and W. Ford Doolittle},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={1-25}
}
Constructive Neutral Evolution (CNE) is an evolutionary mechanism that can explain much molecular inter-dependence and organismal complexity without assuming positive selection favoring such dependency or complexity, either directly or as a byproduct of adaptation. It differs from but complements other non-selective explanations for complexity, such as genetic drift and the Zero Force Evolutionary Law, by being ratchet-like in character. With CNE, purifying selection maintains dependencies or… 
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