Gene conversion in the rice genome

Abstract

Gene conversion causes a non-reciprocal transfer of genetic information between similar sequences. Gene conversion can both homogenize genes and recruit point mutations thereby shaping the evolution of multigene families. In the rice genome, the large number of duplicated genes increases opportunities for gene conversion. To characterize gene conversion in… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-93

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@article{Xu2007GeneCI, title={Gene conversion in the rice genome}, author={Shuqing Xu and Terry Clark and Hongkun Zheng and S\oren Vang and Ruiqiang Li and Gane Ka-Shu Wong and Jun Wang and Xiaoguang Zheng}, journal={BMC Genomics}, year={2007}, volume={9}, pages={93 - 93} }