concerted evolution


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concerted evolution

[kən′sərd·əd ev·ə′lü·shən]
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There is evidence of intraspecific ITS2 variation in 5 species tested, consistent with species complexes and incomplete homogenization through the process of concerted evolution.
Mutations in these tandem repeats are individually homogenised through concerted evolution, in which unequal crossing-over and gene conversion are the main mechanisms involved (Arnhein, 1983).
Concerted evolution of many components is necessary to create two membranes rather than one.

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