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    Concerted evolution (horizontal evolution, coincidental evolution) is the tendency of the different genes in a gene family or cluster to evolve together, which means that each gene locus in the family comes to have the same genetic variant.
    Do you know the evidence that are used to suggest that concerted evolution occurs?
    What are the alternative hypothesis refuting concerted evolution?


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    Over the period of a month you have posted four short, but quite specific enquiries relating to genetics. These have been so specific that they have generated only two replies.

    May I suggest, if you are seeking help with homework, or college study, that you specify that at the outset. If, on the other hand, you are looking to engage in a discussion on the topics you raise, then a little more background information (perhaps including some links) would be helpful.

    I was unaware of the terminology of concerted evolution, though I had run across the concept. I would imagine that the starting point was conceptual: how do we account for complexity by purely random variations.

    I take it you have googled for answers to your query?


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    Don't like my questions because they are too specific?
    Great reason...
    Well I will look for creative discussion somewhere else if I am not welcomed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heliska
    Don't like my questions because they are too specific?
    Great reason...
    Well I will look for creative discussion somewhere else if I am not welcomed...


    Somebody call the whaaambulance!

    Heliska, last time I checked it out, this site wasn't titled "let's talk about advanced evolutive genetics". If you make VERY specific questions, it is likely that nobody else here knows what the hell are you talking about, specially if you don't supply any background to it. It also makes other people wonder why are you interested in such specific question yet don't know the answer -which leads to think that the levef of the question suits to someone else, like a teacher who knows what he is asking. And, maybe oyu noticed it, this site is targetted by a number of "do my homewok" and also "I have a theory on something whose simplier essentials I don't understand" visitors. Which means we are prudent about why people makes "advance textbook" questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heliska
    Don't like my questions because they are too specific?
    Great reason...
    Well I will look for creative discussion somewhere else if I am not welcomed...
    Heliska, I am completely neutral on your questions: I neither like, nor dislike them.
    I did imagine that your objective for posting them was (as I suggested) either to get answers you needed, or to engender discussion. I was simply pointing out that neither of these aims was being met, based upon the almost complete lack of response.
    I offered a suggestion as to how you could improve the response rate. If you feel genuinely meant advice is somehow critical of you I apologise. You are welcome here, And You are welcome to post questions as specific and naked as you wish. Just don't expect amy more replies than you had received to date.
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