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From: "Matt Fain" <mattfain at siu.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 15:45:47 -0600
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Thanks for the refs. This is a topic that I hadn't heard about
since undergrad bacterial genetics, and I must say at the time I was
surprised at the attention it received, as well as incredulous of
some of the claims made. Anyway, I had just recently been wondering
about the current state of the controversy again last week as I
prepared a lecture for an intro evolution class on mutation. Thanks
January Weiner wrote in message <69lc5j$ssb at net.bio.net>...
>> Hi all,
>>> Can anyone suggest a good topic concerning evolutionary emphasis
>> fairly controversial.
>> Maybe the directed mutation controversy?
> There have been some new articles in Nature last year concerning
>this subject. Here are some older references to start with:
> Sniegowski and Lenski, 1995. Mutation and adaptation: the directed
>mutation controversy in evolutionary perspective. Annu. Rev. Evol.
> Cairns J., Foster PL. Adaptive reversion of a frameshift mutation
>in E. coli. Genetics 128:367-81
>> January Weiner 3