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June 30, 2011

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Steve Lawrence

Playing the Devil's advocate:
Who's to say that modern yeast aren't generalist descendants/offshoots of more specialized bacteria that previously had evolved multicellularity, or have been exchanging genes with such cooperative brethren? Then the results reported here speak only to the ease of reactivating dormant genes, not evolving new ones.

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