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Primate evolution: gene loss and inactivation

Cooper, David Neil 2006. Primate evolution: gene loss and inactivation. eLS, Wiley-Blackwell, (10.1038/npg.els.0005121)

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Abstract

The loss or inactivation of single-copy nonessential genes has occurred on several occasions during primate evolution. Inactivating mutations may have been fixed either by genetic drift or through conferment of some selective advantage, such as pathogen-mediated selection.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Uncontrolled Keywords: evolution; gene loss/inactivation; single copy pseudogene; primate evolution
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:34
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/97073

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