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Evolution: Neutralist View

  1. Andreas Wagner

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005106.pub2

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Wagner, A. 2007. Evolution: Neutralist View. eLS. .

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  1. University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

Abstract

The neutralist view of molecular evolution maintains that the vast amount of molecular variation seen in natural populations is largely due to neutral mutations.

Keywords:

  • molecular;
  • variation;
  • evolution;
  • selection;
  • neutral theory