Translational selection and molecular evolution

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1998 Dec;8(6):688-93. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(98)80038-5.


An interplay among experimental studies of protein synthesis, evolutionary theory, and comparisons of DNA sequence data has shed light on the roles of natural selection and genetic drift in 'silent' DNA evolution.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA / genetics
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Humans
  • Protein Biosynthesis*


  • DNA