Genome Modularization Reveals Overlapped Gene Topology Is Necessary for Efficient Viral Reproduction.

@article{Wright2020GenomeMR,
  title={Genome Modularization Reveals Overlapped Gene Topology Is Necessary for Efficient Viral Reproduction.},
  author={Bradley W. Wright and Juanfang Ruan and Mark P. Molloy and Paul R. Jaschke},
  journal={ACS synthetic biology},
  year={2020}
}
Sequence overlap between two genes is common across all genomes, with viruses having high proportions of these gene overlaps. Genome modularization and refactoring is the process of disrupting natural gene overlaps to separate coding sequences to enable their individual manipulation. The biological function and fitness effects of gene overlaps are not fully understood, and their effects on gene cluster and genome-level refactoring are unknown. The bacteriophage φX174 genome has ∼26% of… 

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