homologue vs orthologue?

Mark Fry wmfry at morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Tue Jan 9 08:41:58 EST 2001

Can somebody please tell me the difference between homologous genes,
orthologous genes and paralogous genes.


Mark Fry                                          
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Faculty of Medicine                                        
Memorial University of NFLD            
NFLD, Canada             
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wmfry at plato.ucs.mun.ca                             

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