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Molecular Evolution

Molecular Evolution” is a term that describes the stages that preceded the origin of life on Earth. It is concerned with the processes of evolution at the scale of DNA, RNA, and proteins.

Molecular Evolution Articles

A new wrinkle in evolution -- Man-made proteins
Nature, through the trial and error of evolution, has discovered a vast diversity of life from what can only presumed to have been a primordial pool of building blocks.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00

A potential general benefit of introns
About 30 years after the discovery of introns, they are found to reach densities of several introns per gene in a variety of eukaryotic lineages. But their benefits are still in debate. Recently, I proposed a new hypothesis on the benefit of introns, avoi

Date: 4 May 2007, Rating: 5.00

Phase distribution of spliceosomal introns: implications for intron origin
This study strongly support the introns-late hypothesis of the origin of spliceosomal introns.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.00, 9 pages

Battle Of The Bubbles May Have Sparked Evolution
The first survival-of-the-fittest competition was likely a physical duel between fatty bubbles stuffed with genetic material, researchers suggest.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 10.00