In Genome Biology this week, a trio of investigators in Sweden reports its use of "genome-wide strain-specific SNP data from 64 strains of budding yeast to determine whether adaptive positive selection is correlated with protein regions showing propensity for different classes of structure conformation." By incorporating phylogenetic and population genetic data into their analyses, the researchers observed "a significantly higher degree of positive Darwinian selection in intrinsically disordered re

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