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A gene that has no selective advantage, or may even be harmful, but that nevertheless temporarily becomes widespread because it is closely linked and coupled with a highly advantageous gene that is strongly selected.
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Colfer, dubbed the Irish JK Rowling, only realised how big a deal writing Hitchhiker's Guide was when his website was swamped with fans.
He actually did two U-turns so that he could get to the hitchhiker, who was standing on a busy highway.
The challenge facing the filmmakers is to deliver a movie that satisfies "Hitchhiker's" possessive fans, while also reaching out to a wider, younger audience with little knowledge of it.
The mitochondrial effects varied with the specific hitchhiker substances tested.
Bob Woodhouse, who saddled only one winner last season when his horses were out of sorts, doubled that dismal tally for the current term when Hitchhiker romped home to an easy success under Wyer in the novices' handicap hurdle.
IT began life as a six-part radio series in 1978 and now The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has become something of a phenomenon.
The Roe Street theatre hopes to build on the success of its current show A Nightmare On Lime Street with its next production, The Hitchhiker's Guide To Fazakerley.
He says he wants Bedlam to be his answer to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
But now those paying pounds 5.99 a month or more will get instant access to a library of more than 50 films including Dead Poets Society and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a t no extra charge.
POP group The Blizzards have been chosen to write a song to mark the publication of the sixth book in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy "trilogy".
A CHILDREN'S author has been commissioned to write the first posthumous instalment of the best-selling Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series.
COLLEGE lovebirds Jim (Zachary Knighton) and Grace (Sophia Bush) cram into a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 and hit the highway, almost colliding with a stranded hitchhiker during a downpour.