Zachary D Blount

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Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli population
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Nature 489:513-8. 2012
  2. pmc Historical contingency and the evolution of a key innovation in an experimental population of Escherichia coli
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7899-906. 2008

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Publications2

  1. pmc Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli population
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Nature 489:513-8. 2012
    ..Our findings illustrate the importance of promoter capture and altered gene regulation in mediating the exaptation events that often underlie evolutionary innovations...
  2. pmc Historical contingency and the evolution of a key innovation in an experimental population of Escherichia coli
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7899-906. 2008
    ..More generally, we suggest that historical contingency is especially important when it facilitates the evolution of key innovations that are not easily evolved by gradual, cumulative selection...