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Gene duplication is assumed to have played a crucial role in the evolution of vertebrate organisms. Apart from a continuous mode of duplication, two or three whole genome duplication events have been proposed during the evolution of vertebrates, one or two at the dawn of vertebrate evolution, and an additional one in the fish lineage, not shared with land(More)
Duplicated genes can undergo different fates, from nonfunctionalization to subfunctionalization and neofunctionalization. In particular, changes in regulatory sequences affecting the expression domain of genes seem to be responsible for the latter two fates. In this study we used in silico motif detection to show how alterations in the composition of(More)
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