A role for genetic accommodation in evolution?

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_07C04BD68A32
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
A role for genetic accommodation in evolution?
Journal
BioEssays
Author(s)
Braendle C., Flatt T.
ISSN
0265-9247 (Print)
ISSN-L
0265-9247
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
9
Pages
868-873
Language
english
Abstract
Whether evolutionary change can occur by genetic assimilation, or more generally by genetic accommodation, remains controversial. Here we examine some of the experimental evidence for both phenomena. Several experiments in Drosophila suggest that assimilation is possible, and a new paper shows that a color polyphenism in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, can evolve by genetic accommodation. We argue that genetic accommodation, including assimilation, is a plausible mechanism in evolution; however, more work is required to test how this mechanism acts and how often it is involved in evolutionary change.
Keywords
Animals, Biological Evolution, Drosophila melanogaster/genetics, Manduca/genetics, Models, Genetic, Selection, Genetic
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Web of science
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