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How do genes get new jobs? Wasp venom offers new insights

20:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Rochester) In a study published in Current Biology on June 22, the lab of Professor John Werren at the University of Rochester describes how four closely related species of parasitic wasps change their venoms rapidly in order to adapt to new hosts, and proposes that co-option of single copy genes may be a common but relatively understudied mechanism of evolution for new gene functions, particularly under conditions of rapid evolutionary change.

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