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Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is ...


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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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...mutation rates. Leigh, E. G. “ Natural Selection and Mutability. ” American Naturalist 104 (1970): 301–305. An important theoretical paper exploring the consequences of sexual recombination on mutation rate evolution. Maynard Smith, J. The Evolution of Sex Cambridge, 1978. Clearly outlines the concepts of minimal and optimal rates. Metzgar, D. , and Wills. C. “ Evidence for the Adaptive Evolution of Mutation Rates. ” Cell 101 (2000): 581–584. Provides a discussion of the evidence for adaptively high mutation rates. Moxon, E. R. , P. B., Rainey , M....