Compositional Patterns in Vertebrate Genomes: Conservation and Change in Evolution
Three approaches have recently provided new insights into the organization and evolution of the nuclear genomes of vertebrates. They are all based on the compositional properties of genome segments ranging in size from about 1 Kb, for coding sequences, to 100 Kb, for DNA fragments. The rationale for these approaches is the fact that vertebrate genomes are mosaics of isochores, which are evolutionarily relevant structures (see the following paragraph).
KeywordsCodon Position Vertebrate Genome Neutral Theory Compositional Pattern Compositional Shift
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