Gene and Genome Duplication in Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus

  title={Gene and Genome Duplication in Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus},
  author={Karsten Suhre},
  journal={Journal of Virology},
  pages={14095 - 14101}
  • K. Suhre
  • Published 15 November 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal of Virology
ABSTRACT Gene duplication is key to molecular evolution in all three domains of life and may be the first step in the emergence of new gene function. It is a well-recognized feature in large DNA viruses but has not been studied extensively in the largest known virus to date, the recently discovered Acanthamoeba polyphaga Mimivirus. Here, I present a systematic analysis of gene and genome duplication events in the mimivirus genome. I found that one-third of the mimivirus genes are related to at… 

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