Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Bateman, A. and Mifsud, W. 2005. Gene Families. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The multitude of genes fall into a much smaller number of gene families. An understanding of gene families allows their evolutionary history to be traced and allows experimental results from one gene to be transferred to other related genes.
- sequence alignment;
- gene duplication;
- sequence similarity;
- phylogenetic tree