Experimental evolution.

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Title
Experimental evolution.
Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Author(s)
Kawecki T.J., Lenski R.E., Ebert D., Hollis B., Olivieri I., Whitlock M.C.
ISSN
0169-5347 (Print)
ISSN-L
0169-5347
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
27
Number
10
Pages
547-560
Language
english
Abstract
Experimental evolution is the study of evolutionary processes occurring in experimental populations in response to conditions imposed by the experimenter. This research approach is increasingly used to study adaptation, estimate evolutionary parameters, and test diverse evolutionary hypotheses. Long applied in vaccine development, experimental evolution also finds new applications in biotechnology. Recent technological developments provide a path towards detailed understanding of the genomic and molecular basis of experimental evolutionary change, while new findings raise new questions that can be addressed with this approach. However, experimental evolution has important limitations, and the interpretation of results is subject to caveats resulting from small population sizes, limited timescales, the simplified nature of laboratory environments, and, in some cases, the potential to misinterpret the selective forces and other processes at work.
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