Muller's Ratchet

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Fri 20 Jun 2003 - 11:58:31 GMT

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    Here is a fine tool, mentioned in a forward I supplied to the list the other day, which would seem to remove all unsightly replicators achieving 100% fidelity with celerity....

    Muller's Ratchet, the name that geneticists give to the grim process of irreversible genetic decay that affects asexual organisms and nonrecombining genome parts (like the Y chromosome).


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