Quand l’évolution parle à la biologie fondamentale


fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 10 (5-6) - Pages 335-340

Published on 30 September 2011

This article is a part of the thematic issue Perspectives on vertebrate evolution: Topics and problems

When evolution talks to fundamental biology

Like many results in comparative anatomy, the works on bone histology led by Armand de Ricqlès have found their whole sense within the framework of the theory of evolution. It seems to be the same thing in genomics and molecular biology. However, some examples show that the fluidity of genomes is not realized by the same processes in eukaryotes and in prokaryotes. In the first taxon, transposons play a fundamental role, since in the other case horizontal gene transfers are essential. These dynamics seem to be necessary for understanding the bases of genomic evolution both from fundamental and applied points of view.


Evolution, Proteases, Exon shuffling, Transposon, Horizontal transfer, Fluidity of the genome

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