Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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How to Cite
Wasserman, W. W. and Alkema, W. 2008. Phylogenetic Footprinting. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Phylogenetic footprinting is a method for the comparative analysis of orthologous gene sequences. Based on the expectation that sequences under selective pressure will be conserved over moderate periods of evolutionary time, phylogenetic footprinting is one means to identify gene segments with a specific function.
- phylogenetic footprinting;
- sequence comparison;