Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B
Online ISSN : 1349-2896
Print ISSN : 0386-2208
ISSN-L : 0386-2208
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Silent evolution
Syozo OSAWAZhi-Hui SUMasaaki NISHIKAWAOsamu TOMINAGA
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2016 Volume 92 Issue 9 Pages 455-461

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Phylogenetic analyses using mitochondrial DNA sequences of several kinds of beetles have shown that their evolution included a silent stage in which no morphological changes took place. We thus propose a new category of evolutionary process called “silent evolution”.

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