The life cycle of Drosophila orphan genes

  title={The life cycle of Drosophila orphan genes},
  author={Nicola Palmieri and Carolin Kosiol and Christian Schl{\"o}tterer},
Orphans are genes restricted to a single phylogenetic lineage and emerge at high rates. While this predicts an accumulation of genes, the gene number has remained remarkably constant through evolution. This paradox has not yet been resolved. Because orphan genes have been mainly analyzed over long evolutionary time scales, orphan loss has remained unexplored. Here we study the patterns of orphan turnover among close relatives in the Drosophila obscura group. We show that orphans are not only… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 140 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 14 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
46 Citations
70 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 46 extracted citations

141 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 141 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 70 references

Data from: the life cycle of Drosophila orphan genes

  • N molbevmss150. Palmieri, C Kosiol, C. Schlötterer
  • Dryad Digital Repository
  • 2014
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

sex-biased genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:182

  • R Neme, D. Tautz
  • 2013
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…