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Research Article

Did Genetic Drift Drive Increases in Genome Complexity?

  • Kenneth D. Whitney mail,

    kwhitney@rice.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Theodore Garland Jr

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001080

About the Authors

Kenneth D. Whitney
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Theodore Garland Jr
Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kwhitney@rice.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: KDW TG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TG. Wrote the paper: KDW. Conceived and designed the study: KDW.