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Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Gene Duplication, Divergence and Co-option

  1. Susumo Ohno†1,
  2. Gerald P Holmquist2

Published Online: 17 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001062

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How to Cite

Ohno†, S. and Holmquist, G. P. 2001. Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Gene Duplication, Divergence and Co-option. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, California, USA

  2. 2

    City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2001

Abstract

The eukaryotic genome appears to have arisen by duplication of ancestral genomes and ancestral genes.

Keywords:

  • HOX genes;
  • gene clusters;
  • pattern formation;
  • Pax genes;
  • junk DNA