genome evolution

Keith Bradnam pdxkrb
Mon Dec 18 06:52:05 EST 1995


fitch at ACF2.NYU.EDU (David H. A. Fitch) wrote:
>Does anyone have the numbers regarding the fraction of the genes identified
>by the genome project that have homologs in other organisms?
>
>Thanks!
>fitch at acf2.nyu.edu

I think there won't be an easy answer for this as it is hard to draw a line at
what a "homolog" is.  90% identical?  80%?  70%?  If you accept a low enough
criterion, then most sequences will have homologues in other organisms.




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