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Research Article

Coevolution within and between Regulatory Loci Can Preserve Promoter Function Despite Evolutionary Rate Acceleration

  • Antoine Barrière,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolution and Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Kacy L. Gordon,

    Affiliation: Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Ilya Ruvinsky mail

    ruvinsky@uchicago.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolution and Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: September 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002961

About the Authors

Antoine Barrière, Ilya Ruvinsky
Department of Ecology and Evolution and Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Kacy L. Gordon, Ilya Ruvinsky
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ruvinsky@uchicago.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB KLG IR. Performed the experiments: AB KLG. Analyzed the data: AB KLG IR. Wrote the paper: AB KLG IR.