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Gene and Protein Evolution

Series: Genome Dynamics Volume: 3

Edited By: Jean-Nicolas Volff

194 pages, 34 figs, 10 tabs

S Karger

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #171753 | ISBN-13: 9783805583404
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Our way of understanding evolution has changed completely with the era of genomics, particularly since the emergence of comparative genomics, a discipline allowing the analysis of complete genomes and biological processes over vast periods of time.

In this volume, internationally recognized experts present and discuss an update of the evolutionary processes at the onset of organismal diversification and complexity, and review the mechanisms leading to the acquisition of new traits and functions. Different levels of evolution are considered, from internal modules in genes and proteins to interactomes and biological networks, with integration of the influence of both the genomic environment and the ecological context. Particular emphasis will be given to the origin of novel genes and gene functions as well as to the evolutionary impact of the duplication of genetic information, with several chapters devoted to transposable elements.


Preface; Coevolution within and between Genes: Galtier, N.; Dutheil, J.; Evolution of Protein-Protein Interaction Network: Makino, T.; Gojobori, T.; Bacterial Flagella and Type III Secretion: Case Studies in the Evolution of Complexity: Pallen, M.J.; Gophna, U.; Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Trajectories of Viral ATP Dependent DNA-Packaging Systems: Burroughs, A.M.; Iyer, L.M.; Aravind, L.; General Trends in the Evolution of Prokaryotic Transcriptional Regulatory Networks: Madan Babu, M.; Balaji, S.; Aravind, L.; Divergence of Regulatory Sequences in Duplicated Fish Genes: Van Hellemont, R.; Blomme, T.; Van de Peer, Y.; Marchal, K.; Evolution of Gene Function on the X Chromosome Versus the Autosomes: Singh, N.D.; Petrov, D.A.; Amino Acid Repeats and the Structure and Evolution of Proteins: Alba, M.M.; Tompa, P.; Veitia, R.A.; Origination of Chimeric Genes through DNA-Level Recombination: Arguello, J.R.; Fan, C.; Wang, W.; Long, M.; Exaptation of Protein Coding Sequences from Transposable Elements: Bowen, N.J.; Jordan, I.K.; Modulation of Host Genes by Mammalian Transposable Elements: Makalowski, W.; Toda, Y.; Modern Genomes with Retro-Look: Retrotransposed Elements, Retroposition and the Origin of New Genes: Volff, J.-N.; Brosius, J.; Author and Subject Index.

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