Posted by: shrikantmantri | November 3, 2009

Speed Limit To The Pace Of Evolution, Biologists Say


University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a theoretical model that provides quantitative predictions for the speed of evolution on various “fitness landscapes,” the dynamic and varied conditions under which bacteria, viruses and even humans adapt. A major conclusion of the work is that for some organisms, possibly including humans, continued evolution will not translate into ever-increasing fitness. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171726.htm)

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