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Duplication, Rearrangement, and Reconciliation

Comparative Genomics pp Cite as. A method to account for gene order data from N genomes according to a given species tree, with no restriction on the number of approximate copies of a gene or of members of a gene family in a genome. Gene orders, together with gene trees produced by sequence comparison, are submitted to an analysis that integrates the concepts of phylogenetic reconciliation, exemplar strings and breakpoint medians.

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In order to reduce the errors of molecular clock for our model, we developed a strict pipeline to build gene families and date the age of duplications based on.

Duplicate genes are important in disease, are a hugely important source of evolutionary novelty, and for many years we thought we understood them. We thought that duplication relieved selective constraints. We thought that gene knockout neutrality was due to redundancy. We thought that a duplicate is a duplicate is a duplicate. Evidence is accumulating challenging each of these views. Rather than being the result of an unbiased process, the genes that tend to duplicate in our genome and others are quickly evolving, non-essential genes, irrespective of current duplication status.

Conversely, genes retained after whole genome duplication WGD are slowly evolving, important genes. I propose that different resolution of the evolutionary constraints imposed by the demands of gene expression can explain these contrasting relationships. I propose that the opposing constraints on gene-by-gene duplications as compared to WGD channel these different sets of genes into remarkably different evolutionary trajectories. In particular, in much the same way that individual gene duplication creates an opportunity for the evolution of a new gene, the co-evolution of expression of sets of interacting genes after WGD creates an opportunity for the evolution of new biochemical pathways and protein complexes.

Furthermore, I suggest a common mechanism of pathogenicity for many duplication events independent of the biochemical function of the encoded genes. With the availability of abundant high-quality genomics data, now is an opportune time to address these questions.

Genome Duplication, a Trait Shared by 22,000 Species of Ray-Finned Fish

Microduplications are changes in chromosomes where small segments of DNA are copied or duplicated. This alters the translation of gene into protein, causing a loss of function. Frameshift mutations resulting from microduplications cause as many as different diseases, including limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, and Tay-Sachs. Most of these techniques require both generating a break of the DNA strands at the defective gene and the introduction of corrective genetic material.

The new sequence is inserted into the break and repaired by an innate DNA repair mechanism found in cells known as the homology-directed repair pathway.

Furthermore, dating individual gene families does and (by inference) genome duplication dates.

Gene duplication has certainly played a major role in structuring vertebrate genomes but the extent and nature of the duplication events involved remains controversial. A recent study identified two major episodes of gene duplication: one episode of putative genome duplication ca. We confirm this pattern using methods not reliant on molecular clocks for individual gene families. However, analysis of a simple model of the birth—death process suggests that the apparent recent episode of duplication is an artefact of the birth—death process.

We show that a constant-rate birth—death model is appropriate for gene duplication data, allowing us to estimate the rate of gene duplication and loss in the vertebrate genome over the last Myr 0. Finally, we show that increasing rates of gene loss reduce the impact of a genome-wide duplication event on the distribution of gene duplications through time. Gene duplications are probably the major source of novel genetic material Ohno ; Holland et al.

Intrinsic adaptive value and early fate of gene duplication revealed by a bottom-up approach

The population genetic mechanisms governing the preservation of gene duplicates, especially in the critical very initial phase, have remained largely unknown. Here, we demonstrate that gene duplication confers per se a weak selective advantage in scenarios of fitness trade-offs. Through a precise quantitative description of a model system, we show that a second gene copy serves to reduce gene expression inaccuracies derived from pervasive molecular noise and suboptimal gene regulation.

We then reveal that such an accuracy in the phenotype yields a selective advantage in the order of 0. This advantage is greater at higher noise levels and intermediate concentrations of the environmental molecule, when fitness trade-offs become more evident.

The dating analyses were performed for each gene tree. The dates of gene duplications for the ancestral node of Cornus from these gene trees.

Metrics details. The sharp increase of plant genome and transcriptome data provide valuable resources to investigate evolutionary consequences of gene duplication in a range of taxa, and unravel common principles underlying duplicate gene retention. We survey sequenced plant genomes to elucidate consequences of gene and genome duplication, processes central to the evolution of biodiversity. Genes derived from whole-genome, tandem, proximal, transposed, or dispersed duplication differ in abundance, selection pressure, expression divergence, and gene conversion rate among genomes.

The number of WGD-derived duplicate genes decreases exponentially with increasing age of duplication events—transposed duplication- and dispersed duplication-derived genes declined in parallel. In contrast, the frequency of tandem and proximal duplications showed no significant decrease over time, providing a continuous supply of variants available for adaptation to continuously changing environments. Moreover, tandem and proximal duplicates experienced stronger selective pressure than genes formed by other modes and evolved toward biased functional roles involved in plant self-defense.

The rate of gene conversion among WGD-derived gene pairs declined over time, peaking shortly after polyploidization. To provide a platform for accessing duplicated gene pairs in different plants, we constructed the Plant Duplicate Gene Database.

NOTUNG: A Program for Dating Gene Duplications and Optimizing Gene Family Trees

Through phylogeny reconstruction we identified 49 genes with a single copy in man, mouse, and chicken, one or two copies in the tetraploid frog Xenopus laevis , and two copies in zebrafish Danio rerio. For 22 of these genes, both zebrafish duplicates had orthologs in the pufferfish Takifugu rubripes. For another 20 of these genes, we found only one pufferfish ortholog but in each case it was more closely related to one of the zebrafish duplicates than to the other.

Forty-three pairs of duplicated genes map to 24 of the 25 zebrafish linkage groups but they are not randomly distributed; we identified 10 duplicated regions of the zebrafish genome that each contain between two and five sets of paralogous genes.

Notung: Dating gene duplications using gene family trees. In Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International Conference on Computational Molecular Biology.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Large scale gene duplication is a major force driving the evolution of genetic functional innovation. Whole genome duplications are widely believed to have played an important role in the evolution of the maize, yeast and vertebrate genomes.

The use of evolutionary trees to analyze the history of gene duplication and estimate duplication times provides a powerful tool for studying this process. View on ACM. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed. Share This Paper. Kevin C. Chen, D. Durand, Martin Farach-Colton J.

Rates and patterns of gene duplication and loss in the human genome

Related BioNumbers Mitochondrial genome contains genes for. Physcomitrella patens ID: Gene duplication rate per gene per billion years. Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae ID: Number of predicted protein-coding genes. Genome size.

Studies of the distribution and age of duplicated genes in the whole human genome sequence have established that gene duplications were indeed a massive.

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has shown that an extra copy of a brain-development gene, which appeared in our ancestors’ genomes about 2. What genetic changes account for the vast behavioral differences between humans and other primates? Researchers so far have catalogued only a few, but now it seems that they can add a big one to the list. Surprisingly, the added copy doesn’t augment the function of the original gene, SRGAP2, which makes neurons sprout connections to neighboring cells.

Instead it interferes with that original function, effectively giving neurons more time to wire themselves into a bigger brain. Polleux is the senior author of the new report, which was published online ahead of print on May 3, by the journal Cell. Eichler at the University of Washington, Seattle. Polleux specializes in the study of human brain development, and, several years ago, his lab began researching the function of the newly-discovered SRGAP2.

He and his colleagues found that in mice, the gene’s protein product plays a key role during brain development: It deforms the membranes of young neurons outward, forcing the growth of root-like appendages called filopodia. As young neurons sprout these filopodia, they migrate more slowly through the expanding brain; eventually they reach their final position where they form connections.

Most excitatory connections made on pyramidal neurons in the cortex are formed on spines, which are microscopic protrusions from the dendrite playing a critical role in integrating synaptic signals from other neurons. Shortly after beginning the project, Polleux learned from other labs’ work that SRGAP2 was among the few genes approximately 30 that had been duplicated in the human genome less than six million years ago after separation from other apes.

NOTUNG: Dating gene duplications using gene family trees

A search for RNA insertions and NS3 gene duplication in the genome of cytopathic isolates of bovine viral diarrhea virus V. Quadros, S. Mayer, F. Vogel, R.

PDF | Gene duplications are a widely studied phenomenon. Gene duplications di​#er from other genomic rearrangments, such as transpositions and reversals.

Vertebrates originated in the lower Cambrian. Their diversification and morphological innovations have been attributed to large-scale gene or genome duplications at the origin of the group. Under such models, most genes that are duplicated in all vertebrates should have originated during the same period. Previous work has shown that indeed duplications started after the speciation between vertebrates and the closest invertebrate, amphioxus, but have not set a clear ending.

Consideration of chordate phylogeny immediately shows the key position of cartilaginous vertebrates Chondrichthyes to answer this question. Although the time interval is relatively short, it is crucial to understanding the events at the origin of vertebrates. Our results support rounds of gene or genome duplications during a limited period of early vertebrate evolution and allow a better characterization of these events.

Vertebrates originated in the lower Cambrian Shu et al. An interesting prediction of this hypothesis is that most genes that are duplicated in all vertebrates should have originated during the same period for a discussion of predictions of the model, see Durand [].

Very low gene duplication rate in the yeast genome.

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Gene Duplication and Protein Evolution in Tick-Host Interactions

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In contrast, no detectable NS insertions or NS3 gene duplications were been reported to date, we did not investigate the expression of NS3 in all isolates​.

If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to reset your password. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Large scale gene duplication is a major force driving the evolution of genetic functional innovation. Whole genome duplications are widely believed to have played an important role in the evolution of the maize, yeast, and vertebrate genomes.

The use of evolutionary trees to analyze the history of gene duplication and estimate duplication times provides a powerful tool for studying this process. Many studies in the molecular evolution literature have used this approach on small data sets, using analyses performed by hand. The rapid growth of genetic sequence data will soon allow similar studies on a genomic scale, but such studies will be limited unless the analysis can be automated.

Even existing data sets admit alternative hypotheses that would be too tedious to consider without automation. In this paper, we describe a program called NOTUNG that facilitates large scale analysis, using both rooted and unrooted trees. When tested on trees analyzed in the literature, NOTUNG consistently yielded results that agree with the assessments in the original publications.

Thus, NOTUNG provides a basic building block for inferring duplication dates from gene trees automatically and can also be used as an exploratory analysis tool for evaluating alternative hypotheses. Login to your account Username.

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