The Neutral Theory and Molecular Evolution

  • Motoo Kimura
Part of the Evolutionary Studies book series (EVOLUS)


I have already mentioned that there are two major features of molecular evolution, namely “rate constancy” per year and “conservatism” of the modes of change; how can these features be explained by the neutral theory?


Chapter VIII

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoo Kimura
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  1. 1.(1924-1994) National Institute of GeneticsMishimaJapan

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