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Laurence Hurst

University of Bath | United Kingdom

EMBO 2004

The reach of selection in gene and genome evolution

How much of our genome is functional? Does, for example, selection care about seemingly innocuous changes such as synonymous mutations and gene order changes? If so, why? Understanding answers to such questions should enable both better diagnostics and improved transgenesis.

Keywords: Genome evolution / gene order evolution / evolution genomics / bioinformatics / molecular evolution

Subject area(s): Genomic & Computational Biology | Systems Biology | Evolution & Ecology