concerted evolution


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con·cert·ed ev·o·lu·tion

the ability of two related genes to evolve together as though constituting a single locus.
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Key Words: fruit fly; Anastrepha ludens; Anastrepha obliqua; concerted evolution
Homogenization of the rDNA multigene family by mechanisms of concerted evolution (Arnheim, 1983) may reduce rDNA variation within a cpDNA lineage over time.
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