Bidirectional Gene Pairs in the Human Genome
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Koyanagi, K. O., Imanishi, T. and Gojobori, T. 2008. Bidirectional Gene Pairs in the Human Genome. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Bidirectional gene pairs, also called head-to-head gene pairs, are defined as two genes on different strands with adjacent 5′-ends. They are transcribed divergently in a variety of coordinated fashion. The region between two transcription start sites of a bidirectional gene pair is designated as a putative bidirectional promoter.
- genome organization;