Re:orthologs vs. homologues
I think the term of the ortholog comes from evolutionary
aspects.My understanding is that homologs are much broader term.
Orthologs, which have high homologies, play a very similar role in different
species. Moreover, there is one more term, paralogs which have high
homologies but play a different role in different species. I hope not
to confuse you by my explanation. Thanks for kind attention.
Jun Lim at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu
New York Universiy
Dept. of Biology