gene clusters

Lee M. Silver LSILVER at MOLBIOL.PRINCETON.EDU
Thu May 25 19:05:27 EST 1995


griffin at mailbox.syr.edu (David H. Griffin) wrote:
>
> Is anyone looking at the evolution of genome organization, specifically
> clustering of genes with related functions. This has been reported
> frequently among fungi, but these clusters are not always universal

In mammalian genomes, the gene cluster is the rule rather than the exception,
even what were thought to be single genes originally - like beta 
globin - are now known to be members of clusters of related genes
that were presumably formed by unequal crossing over followed by 
divergence.  There is a huge literature on this topic.  Try a Medline
search.
Cheers



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