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Genome archaeology

Part 2. Genomics

2.4. Model Organisms: Functional and Comparative Genomics

Introductory Review

  1. Samuel Aparicio

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g204101

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Aparicio, S. 2005. Genome archaeology. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.4:36.

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

The generation of complete genome sequences for a number of animals has enabled the development of a new archaeology that has allowed us to study the evolution of both gene content and function of diverse species. These studies have revealed surprising new features of the structure of genomes and their evolution as well as uncovered new genetic elements along with insights into how they evolved and their role in biological mechanisms.

Keywords:

  • genome;
  • genome sequence;
  • gene function;
  • gene evolution;
  • gene regulation;
  • comparative sequence analysis