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Carl Douglas cdouglas at UNIXG.UBC.CA
Thu Sep 5 19:16:12 EST 1996

Regarding the recent discussion on paralogues and orthologues, I was
interested to see in the TIGR Arabidopsis EST database the term "isolog"
used,  apparently refering to an anonymous cDNA with a deduced amino acid
sequence which showed limited (but probably significant) similarity to the
sequence of a gene of known function. Does the term "isolog" have a real,
defined meaning in this context, or is it "jargon"?

Carl Douglas

Carl J. Douglas
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

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