Homology/similarity/identity: proper usage.

boycet%frodob.dnet at ASMUS1.GENETICS.UGA.EDU boycet%frodob.dnet at ASMUS1.GENETICS.UGA.EDU
Wed Jan 30 19:03:32 EST 1991

Why don't you simply say that "based on the XX % similarity found 
among these sequences, we conclude that we have cloned the
gene homologous to the human _whatever_ gene"  ?

I personally feel that its preferable to be as explicit as possible
when making hypotheses of homology among genes, structures, etc.

Good luck.

T. M. Boyce

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