Concerted Evolution in the Ribosomal RNA Cistron

Abstract

BACKGROUND Gene conversion is the mechanism proposed to be responsible for the homogenization of multigene families such as the nuclear ribosomal gene clusters. This concerted evolutionary process prevents individual genes in gene clusters from accumulating mutations. The mechanism responsible for concerted evolution is not well understood but recombination… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059355

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