Is canalization more than just a beautiful idea?

Kaoru Sato, Haruhiko Siomi

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The heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is currently thought to buffer eukaryotic cells against perturbations caused by pre-existing cryptic genetic variation. A new study suggests that the buffering function of Hsp90 could instead be due to its repression of de novo transposon-mediated mutagenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109
JournalGenome biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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