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Genes 2011, 2(2), 313-331; doi:10.3390/genes2020313
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The Rate and Tract Length of Gene Conversion between Duplicated Genes

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Received: 17 February 2011; in revised form: 11 March 2011 / Accepted: 17 March 2011 / Published: 25 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gene Conversion in Duplicated Genes)
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Abstract: Interlocus gene conversion occurs such that a certain length of DNA fragment is non-reciprocally transferred (copied and pasted) between paralogous regions. To understand the rate and tract length of gene conversion, there are two major approaches. One is based on mutation-accumulation experiments, and the other uses natural DNA sequence variation. In this review, we overview the two major approaches and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, to demonstrate the importance of statistical analysis of empirical and evolutionary data for estimating tract length, we apply a maximum likelihood method to several data sets.
Keywords: interlocus gene conversion; tract length; gene conversion rate interlocus gene conversion; tract length; gene conversion rate
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Mansai, S.P.; Kado, T.; Innan, H. The Rate and Tract Length of Gene Conversion between Duplicated Genes. Genes 2011, 2, 313-331.

AMA Style

Mansai SP, Kado T, Innan H. The Rate and Tract Length of Gene Conversion between Duplicated Genes. Genes. 2011; 2(2):313-331.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mansai, Sayaka P.; Kado, Tomoyuki; Innan, Hideki. 2011. "The Rate and Tract Length of Gene Conversion between Duplicated Genes." Genes 2, no. 2: 313-331.


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