Genome-wide acceleration of protein evolution in flies (Diptera)

@article{Savard2005GenomewideAO,
  title={Genome-wide acceleration of protein evolution in flies (Diptera)},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Savard and Diethard Tautz and Martin J. Lercher},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
The rate of molecular evolution varies widely between proteins, both within and among lineages. To what extent is this variation influenced by genome-wide, lineage-specific effects? To answer this question, we assess the rate variation between insect lineages for a large number of orthologous genes. When compared to the beetle Tribolium castaneum, we find that the stem lineage of flies and mosquitoes (Diptera) has experienced on average a 3-fold increase in the rate of evolution. Pairwise gene… CONTINUE READING

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