Selective maintenance of Drosophila tandemly arranged duplicated genes during evolution

@article{Quijano2008SelectiveMO,
  title={Selective maintenance of Drosophila tandemly arranged duplicated genes during evolution},
  author={Carlos Quijano and Pavel Tomançak and Jesus Lopez-Marti and Mikita Suyama and Peer Bork and Marco Mil{\'a}n and David Torrents and Miguel Manzanares},
  journal={Genome Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={R176 - R176}
}
The physical organization and chromosomal localization of genes within genomes is known to play an important role in their function. Most genes arise by duplication and move along the genome by random shuffling of DNA segments. Higher order structuring of the genome occurs in eukaryotes, where groups of physically linked genes are co-expressed. However, the contribution of gene duplication to gene order has not been analyzed in detail, as it is believed that co-expression due to recent… CONTINUE READING