A latent capacity for evolutionary innovation through exaptation in metabolic systems

22:11 EDT 14 Jul 2013 | Nature Publishing

Some evolutionary innovations may originate non-adaptively as exaptations, or pre-adaptations, which are by-products of other adaptive traits. Examples include feathers, which originated before they were used in flight, and lens crystallins, which ar...

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