Genome Evolution

Gene and Genome Duplications and the Origin of Novel Gene Functions

Editors: Meyer, Axel, van de Peer, Yves (Eds.)

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In the years since the publication of Susumu Ohno's 1970 landmark book Evolution by gene duplication tremendous advances have been made in molecular biology and especially in genomics. Studies of genome structure and function prerequisite to testing hypotheses of genome evolution were all but impossible until recent methodological advances.

This book evaluates newly generated empirical evidence as it pertains to theories of genomic evolutionary patterns and processes. Tests of hypotheses using analyses of complete genomes, interpreted in a phylogenetic context, provide evidence regarding the relative importance of gene duplication. The alternative explanation is that the evolution of regulatory elements that control the expression of and interactions among genes has been a more important force in shaping evolutionary innovation.

This collection of papers will be of interest to all academic and industry researchers working in the fields of molecular biology, biotechnology, genomics and genome centers.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Gene duplication and other evolutionary strategies: from the RNA world to the future

    Brosius, Jürgen

    Pages 1-17

  • Major transitions in evolution by genome fusions: from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, metazoans, bilaterians and vertebrates

    Spring, Jürg

    Pages 19-25

  • Detection of gene duplications and block duplications in eukaryotic genomes

    Li, Wen-Hsiung (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • The evolutionary demography of duplicate genes

    Lynch, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Functional evolution in the ancestral lineage of vertebrates or when genomic complexity was wagging its morphological tail

    Aburomia, Rami (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genome Evolution
Book Subtitle
Gene and Genome Duplications and the Origin of Novel Gene Functions
Editors
  • Axel Meyer
  • Yves van de Peer
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0263-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0263-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1021-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3957-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 237
Additional Information
Reprinted from JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS, 3:1-4
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