Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Paralogs

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_957

Definition

Paralogs are genes related by duplication event within genome of a single species. Paralogs evolve new functions during the course of speciation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.G.N. Ramachandran Knowledge Centre for Genome InformaticsInstitute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyDelhiIndia