Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Krakauer, D. C. 2008. Genetic Redundancy. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Genetic redundancy typically relates to the duplication of an open reading frame within a genome. Genetic redundancy is often inferred when the modification or deletion of a portion of genetic material in a duplicated genome results in minimal changes in trait or organismal phenotype in reference to the nonduplicated wildtype. This invariance has been attributed to buffering mechanisms promoted by duplicates and to a number of compensatory pathways independent of the duplicate. Most duplicates are rapidly lost from genomes by mutation and drift.
- genome architecture;
- regulatory network;