Coexpression of neighboring genes in Caenorhabditis elegans is mostly due to operons and duplicate genes.

@article{Lercher2003CoexpressionON,
  title={Coexpression of neighboring genes in Caenorhabditis elegans is mostly due to operons and duplicate genes.},
  author={Martin J. Lercher and Thomas Blumenthal and Laurence D Hurst},
  journal={Genome research},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={238-43}
}
In many eukaryotic species, gene order is not random. In humans, flies, and yeast, there is clustering of coexpressed genes that cannot be explained as a trivial consequence of tandem duplication. In the worm genome this is taken a step further with many genes being organized into operons. Here we analyze the relationship between gene location and expression in Caenorhabditis elegans and find evidence for at least three different processes resulting in local expression similarity. Not… CONTINUE READING
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