Darwin adoraria o DNA

sexta-feira, novembro 27, 2009

Darwin would have loved DNA: celebrating Darwin 200

Lindell Bromham*

- Author Affiliations

Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia


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Analysis of DNA sequences now plays a key role in evolutionary biology research. If Darwin were to come back today, I think he would be absolutely delighted with molecular evolutionary genetics, for three reasons. First, it solved one of the greatest problems for his theory of evolution by natural selection. Second, it gives us a tool that can be used to investigate many of the questions he found the most fascinating. And third, DNA data confirm Darwin's grand view of evolution.

molecular evolution heredity macroevolution pangenesis gemmule