Mutation Rates: Evolution


Mutation rates are controlled by genetic factors, which are themselves subject to evolutionary processes. Mutation rates (both local and global) are expected to evolve to allow adaptive change while minimizing maladaptive mutation.

Keywords: mutation; evolution; selection; modifier; evolvability


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Metzgar, David(Dec 2007) Mutation Rates: Evolution. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006122.pub2]