Identification and analysis of over 2000 ribosomal protein pseudogenes in the human genome.

@article{Zhang2002IdentificationAA,
  title={Identification and analysis of over 2000 ribosomal protein pseudogenes in the human genome.},
  author={Zhaolei Zhang and P. Matthew Harrison and Mark Gerstein},
  journal={Genome research},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={1466-82}
}
Mammals have 79 ribosomal proteins (RP). Using a systematic procedure based on sequence-homology, we have comprehensively identified pseudogenes of these proteins in the human genome. Our assignments are available at http://www.pseudogene.org or http://bioinfo.mbb.yale.edu/genome/pseudogene. In total, we found 2090 processed pseudogenes and 16 duplications of RP genes. In relation to the matching parent protein, each of the processed pseudogenes has an average relative sequence length of 97… CONTINUE READING