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Genome Evolution

Gene and Genome Duplications and the Origin of Novel Gene Functions

  • Axel Meyer
  • Yves Van de Peer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Early events in genome evolution

  3. Debating the 2R and 3R genome duplication hypotheses

    1. Yves Van de Peer, John S. Taylor, Axel Meyer
      Pages 65-73
    2. Peter W. H. Holland
      Pages 75-84
    3. Karsten Hokamp, Aoife McLysaght, Kenneth H. Wolfe
      Pages 95-110
  4. Plant genome evolution

    1. Alain Lecharny, Nathalie Boudet, Isabelle Gy, Sébastien Aubourg, Martin Kreis
      Pages 111-116
    2. Jeroen Raes, Klaas Vandepoele, Cedric Simillion, Yvan Saeys, Yves Van de Peer
      Pages 117-129
  5. Case studies

    1. Jean-Nicolas Volff, Manfred Schartl
      Pages 139-150
    2. Stéphane Le Crom, Marika Kapsimali, Pierre-Olivier Barôme, Philippe Vernier
      Pages 161-176
    3. Héctor Escrivá García, Vincent Laudet, Marc Robinson-Rechavi
      Pages 177-184
    4. Chris Jozefowicz, James McClintock, Victoria Prince
      Pages 185-194
    5. Chang-Bae Kim, Cooduvalli S. Shashikant, Kenta Sumiyama, Wayne C. H. Wang, Chris T. Amemiya, Frank H. Ruddle
      Pages 195-199

About this book


In the years since the publication of Susumu Ohno's 1970 landmark book Evolution by gene duplication tremendous advances have been made in molecular biology and especially in genomics. Studies of genome structure and function prerequisite to testing hypotheses of genome evolution were all but impossible until recent methodological advances.

This book evaluates newly generated empirical evidence as it pertains to theories of genomic evolutionary patterns and processes. Tests of hypotheses using analyses of complete genomes, interpreted in a phylogenetic context, provide evidence regarding the relative importance of gene duplication. The alternative explanation is that the evolution of regulatory elements that control the expression of and interactions among genes has been a more important force in shaping evolutionary innovation.

This collection of papers will be of interest to all academic and industry researchers working in the fields of molecular biology, biotechnology, genomics and genome centers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Meyer
    • 1
  • Yves Van de Peer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genome Evolution
  • Book Subtitle Gene and Genome Duplications and the Origin of Novel Gene Functions
  • Editors Axel Meyer
    Yves van de Peer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1021-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3957-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0263-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS, 3:1-4
  • Topics Evolutionary Biology
    Biochemistry, general
    Human Genetics
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