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International Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 675432, 10 pages
Review Article

A Mechanistic Explanation Linking Adaptive Mutation, Niche Change, and Fitness Advantage for the Wrinkly Spreader

The SIMBIOS Centre & School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG, UK

Received 25 June 2013; Accepted 8 November 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editor: Ben-Yang Liao

Copyright © 2014 Andrew J. Spiers. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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