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Evolutionary genomics and the reach of selection

Laurence D Hurst

Author Affiliations

Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, Somerset BA2 7AY, UK

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:12  doi:10.1186/jbiol113

Published: 23 February 2009

Abstract

Unexpected findings in evolutionary genomics both question the role of selection in genome evolution and clarify how genomes work.