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Mutational Change in Evolution

  1. Dan Graur

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005092.pub2



How to Cite

Graur, D. 2008. Mutational Change in Evolution. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008


Evolution is the process of change in the genetic make-up of populations. Two evolutionary forces are known to cause changes in gene frequencies with time: selection and random genetic drift.


  • mutation;
  • selection;
  • drift;
  • population;
  • substitution