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Modular construction of genomes allows rapid evolution

  1. Jun 7, 2012 #1
    I read the following recently in a book on genetics:

    The modular construction of genomes has allowed the relatively rapid evolution of biological complexity.

    I could'nt understand what the modular construction of genomes mean. Is it referring to genes which make up a genome?
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  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2
    Hmm.. it does make sense. The modules over here seem to be genes; which can be individually altered (via mutation). Can't be exactly sure without the context though.
  4. Jun 7, 2012 #3


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    I suspect they are talking about developmental genes (EvoDevo), but its hard to tell without a title and a context. If you could provide it, that would probably get you a better answer.
  5. Jun 7, 2012 #4
    Thanks guys. It's probably genes.
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