The life cycle of Drosophila orphan genes

@inproceedings{Palmieri2014TheLC,
  title={The life cycle of Drosophila orphan genes},
  author={Nicola Palmieri and Carolin Kosiol and Christian Schl{\"o}tterer},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2014}
}
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
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