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reductive evolution

How to Think about Evolution Non-reductively

Genome size reduction can trigger rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive plants

Reductive Evolution of Bacterial Genome in Insect Gut Environment

Dynamics of Reductive Genome Evolution in Mitochondria and Obligate Intracellular Microbes

Genome Size and GC Content Evolution of Festuca: Ancestral Expansion and Subsequent Reduction

Parallel Evolution of Pitx1 Underlies Pelvic Reduction in Scottish Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Competition and brood reduction: testing alternative models of clutch-size evolution in parasitoids

Attenuated Virulence and Genomic Reductive Evolution in the Entomopathogenic Bacterial Symbiont Species, Xenorhabdus poinarii

Continuing Evolution of Burkholderia mallei Through Genome Reduction and Large-Scale Rearrangements

Reduction and Expansion in Microsporidian Genome Evolution: New Insights from Comparative Genomics

The tmRNA website: reductive evolution of tmRNA in plastids and other endosymbionts

Genome Reduction and Co-evolution between the Primary and Secondary Bacterial Symbionts of Psyllids

A Non-photosynthetic Diatom Reveals Early Steps of Reductive Evolution in Plastids

The Genome Sequence of “Candidatus Fokinia solitaria”: Insights on Reductive Evolution in Rickettsiales

The Whole-genome Sequencing of the Obligate Intracellular Bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi Revealed Massive Gene Amplification During Reductive Genome Evolution

The evolution of cranial design and performance in squamates: Consequences of skull-bone reduction on feeding behavior

Comparative analysis of ribosomal proteins in complete genomes: an example of reductive evolution at the domain scale


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A downsizing of the genome which often occurs in obligate intercellular parasites. The deletion of a subset of genes or their conversion into pseudogenes is tolerated, because the host now supplies the products normally controlled by the dispensable genes. See leprosy bacterium, regressive evolution, Rickettsia prowazeki.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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