Directed evolution is a method used in protein engineering to harness the power of natural selection to evolve proteins or nucleic acids with desirable properties not found in nature.
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... This orthologous set can then be mutated and screened through directed evolution to accept a different, even novel, amino acid ...
... Most directed evolution projects seek to evolve properties that are useful to humans in an agricultural, medical or industrial context (biocatalysis) ...
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“The more specific idea of evolution now reached isa change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.”
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