High divergence in primate-specific duplicated regions: Human and chimpanzee Chorionic Gonadotropin Beta genes

@inproceedings{Hallast2007HighDI,
  title={High divergence in primate-specific duplicated regions: Human and chimpanzee Chorionic Gonadotropin Beta genes},
  author={Pille Hallast and Janna Saarela and Aarno V Palotie and M. ter Laan},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007}
}
Low nucleotide divergence between human and chimpanzee does not sufficiently explain the species-specific morphological, physiological and behavioral traits. As gene duplication is a major prerequisite for the emergence of new genes and novel biological processes, comparative studies of human and chimpanzee duplicated genes may assist in understanding the mechanisms behind primate evolution. We addressed the divergence between human and chimpanzee duplicated genomic regions by using Luteinizing… CONTINUE READING

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