Transformation of concepts on positive and negative types of natural selection

  • Ю. В. Вагин Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics NAS of Ukraine Ukraine, 03680; Kyiv, Akademika Zabolotnogo Str., 150


A new view on the functional filling of the concepts "positive selection" and "negative selection" in the light of new evolutionary synthesis (NES) was presented. It is based on distinguishing between the roles of structural genes and regulatory genes in the evolutionary process.

Key words: positive selection, negative selection, function of selection, function of elimination, structural genes, regulatory genes.