Evolution’s Speed – How Common Are Inversion Mutations?

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This is part of a series: How Fast is Evolution?

I might have figured out how to push evolution to its limit, but it’ll only be practical if the theory of evolution needs good mutations to be reasonably common.  The first step is to find the different kinds of mutations that are out there, and how common they are.  Today I’ll cover inversion mutations.

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Evolution’s Speed – How Common Are Single Insertions and Deletions?

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This is part of a series: How Fast is Evolution?
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I might have figured out how to push evolution to its limit in a lab, but I need to find if it would be practical.  To do that, I need to know how common a good mutation must be if life really appeared by evolution.  I’m starting by reading up on the different kinds of mutations.  In my previous post I covered point substitution mutations, and in this post, I’ll cover insertions and deletions – also known as indels.

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