Mammalian overlapping genes: the comparative perspective.

  title={Mammalian overlapping genes: the comparative perspective.},
  author={Vamsi Veeramachaneni and Wojciech Makałowski and Michal Galdzicki and Raman Sood and Izabela Makałowska},
  journal={Genome research},
  volume={14 2},
It is believed that 3.2 billion bp of the human genome harbor approximately 35000 protein-coding genes. On average, one could expect one gene per 300000 nucleotides (nt). Although the distribution of the genes in the human genome is not random,it is rather surprising that a large number of genes overlap in the mammalian genomes. Thousands of overlapping… CONTINUE READING