Recently when reading a variety of papers I have seen ortholog and
homologue used in similar context. I'm pretty sure there is a
difference between ortholog and homologue but am unsure of what that
difference is. Unfortunately, ortholog is not in the Webster's
dictionary or in a genetic dictionary we have available. Could someone
please explain the difference between ortholog and homologue, as well as
the criteria necessary to define a sequence as an ortholog or a
I will post the responses if anyone else expresses an interest.
Thank you in advance.
Lee Meisel (meisel at aesop.rutgers.edu)
Eric Lam's Lab