Paralogous Genes and Chromosomal Regions
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Lundin, L.-G., Larhammar, D. and Hallböök, F. 2008. Paralogous Genes and Chromosomal Regions. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Paralogous genes exist within the genome of a particular species and have a common ancestry as a result of gene duplications. These can take place by a variety of mechanisms and may involve individual genes, chromosome regions, chromosomes or even entire genomes (tetraploidization). Gene duplications have facilitated evolution of more complex organisms.
- regional duplications;
- genome duplications;
- gene maps