New Genes in Drosophila Quickly Become Essential

@article{Chen2010NewGI,
  title={New Genes in Drosophila Quickly Become Essential},
  author={Sidi Chen and Yong E. Zhang and Manyuan Long},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={330},
  pages={1682 - 1685}
}
  • Sidi Chen, Yong E. Zhang, Manyuan Long
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Essential and New Genes can be broadly grouped into two sets on the basis of their contribution to fitness: those that are essential to the life of an organism and those that can be dispensed with. However, the degree of essentiality in evolutionarily “new” genes—genes that have originated in the recent past—is unknown. Chen et al. (p. 1682) investigated the origination and evolution of new genes within 12 Drosophila species and found, surprisingly, that over one-third of genes that have… CONTINUE READING

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