Evolutionary patterns of RNA-based gene duplicates in Caenorhabditis nematodes coincide with their genomic features

RNA-based gene duplicates (retrocopies) played pivotal roles in many physiological processes. Nowadays, functional retrocopies have been systematically identified in several mammals, fruit flies, plants, zebrafish and other chordates, etc. However, studies about this kind of duplication in Caenorhabditis nematodes have not been reported. We identified 43… CONTINUE READING