Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Rhoads, A. R. and Friedberg, F. 2008. Pseudogenes: Age. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Pseudogenes present valuable evolutionary markers since they undergo neutral evolution. Determination of the age of pseudogenes over relatively short distances of time can confirm the order of evolutionary emergence and provide evidence for common ancestry.
- processed pseudogene;
- retroprocessed pseudogene;