[Molecular-evolution] Re: ribosomal genes
pjie2 at cam.ac.uk
Mon May 29 18:58:43 EST 2006
> "Des Higgins" <dazzhiggins at hotmail.com> wrote:
> The possible mechanisms that allow concerted evolution include unequal
> crossing over
> (you have tandem repeats that match up incorrectly at meiosis; these swap
> chromosomes and some are gained and some lost; this repeated sampling
> uniformity over time) and gene conversion (transcript of one gene
> "corrects" the sequence
> of another).
And how exact are these? Any idea what percentage sequence variance, if
any, would you expect in the ribosomal sequences within a single individual?
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