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homologue vs ortholog

limj03 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu limj03 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu
Tue Sep 3 16:23:01 EST 1996

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

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