Evolution of the vertebrate Y RNA cluster
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- Mosig, A., Guofeng, M., Stadler, B.M.R. et al. Theory Biosci. (2007) 126: 9. doi:10.1007/s12064-007-0003-y
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Relatively little is known about the evolutionary histories of most classes of non-protein coding RNAs. Here we consider Y RNAs, a relatively rarely studied group of related pol-III transcripts. A single cluster of functional genes is preserved throughout tetrapod evolution, which however exhibits clade-specific tandem duplications, gene-losses, and rearrangements.