Yeast prions and evolvability

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Abstract

Although much of the mystery of heredity and genetic variation has been dispelled by mendelian genetics and the modern synthesis, it is still unclear whether there are any genetic traits for facilitating the process of evolution. New work reveals that a yeast prion provides a selective advantage under adverse conditions, possibly by producing phenotypic variants. Does it also imply that the prion determinant is retained because it aids evolution?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Genetics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2001

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Yeast prions and evolvability. / Pál, C.

In: Trends in Genetics, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.04.2001, p. 167-169.

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Pál, C. / Yeast prions and evolvability. In: Trends in Genetics. 2001 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 167-169.
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