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Molecular Adaptation in the Lactose Operon

  • Antony M. Dean
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 190)

Abstract

Modern studies of molecular evolution are dominated by sequence comparisons among homologous genes of present day species. This approach, which enables the construction of gene phylogenies that reflect the historical relations among species, has been crowned with the spectacular discovery of a new kingdom — the archaebacteria (Woese, 1987).

Keywords

Natural Selection Relative Fitness Periplasmic Space Control Coefficient Exponential Growth Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony M. Dean
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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