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Biomolecular Concepts

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Volume 2, Issue 5


Evolvability, epigenetics and transposable elements

Marie Fablet
  • Université de Lyon, Université de Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR5558, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, 43 bd 11 novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France
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Published Online: 2011-08-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BMC.2011.035


Evolvability can be defined as the capacity of an individual to evolve and thus to capture adaptive mutations. Transposable elements (TE) are an important source of mutations in organisms. Their capacity to transpose within a genome, sometimes at a high rate, and their copy number regulation are environment-sensitive, as are the epigenetic pathways that mediate TE regulation in a genome. In this review we revisit the way we see evolvability with regard to transposable elements and epigenetics.

Keywords: environment; genome evolution; natural populations

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Received: 2011-04-14

Accepted: 2011-07-11

Published Online: 2011-08-18

Published in Print: 2011-10-01

Citation Information: BioMolecular Concepts, Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 333–341, ISSN (Online) 1868-503X, ISSN (Print) 1868-5021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BMC.2011.035.

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