Rapid concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA

@article{Tatarenkov2007RapidCE,
  title={Rapid concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA},
  author={A. Tatarenkov and J. Avise},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={274},
  pages={1795 - 1798}
}
  • A. Tatarenkov, J. Avise
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Recombinational genetic processes are thought to be rare in the uniparentally inherited mitochondrial (mt) DNA molecules of vertebrates and other animals. Here, however, we document extremely rapid concerted microevolution, probably mediated by frequent gene conversion events, of duplicated sequences in the mtDNA control region of mangrove killifishes (Kryptolebias marmoratus). In local populations, genetic distances between paralogous loci within an individual were typically smaller (and often… Expand
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