Evolution: An ecological context for C. elegans

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Despite low global diversity among natural populations of Caenorhabditis elegans, neighboring populations can be as genetically distinct as strains from different continents, probably owing to transient bottlenecks and ongoing dispersal as a dauer larva. Selfing predominates in the wild, but rare outcrossing may also play an important role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R655-R658
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 6 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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