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Research Article

The Evolutionary Value of Recombination Is Constrained by Genome Modularity

  • Darren P Martin mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: darren@science.uct.ac.za

    Affiliation: Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Eric van der Walt,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • David Posada,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

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  • Edward P Rybicki

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: October 21, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0010051

About the Authors

Darren P Martin
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Eric van der Walt, Edward P Rybicki
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
David Posada
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: darren@science.uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DPM, EVDW, and EPR conceived and designed the experiments. DPM, EVDW, and EPR performed the experiments. DPM, EVDW, DP, and EPR analyzed the data. DPM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. DPM, EVDW, DP, and EPR wrote the paper.