and functional divergence in the beta-globin gene family.
Second, because most of the functional genes on the Y occur in palindromes, they will be maintained by the gene conversion
methods that maintain them now.
That aspect of gene conversion
may be a key to helping humans in the genetic arms race against malaria.
GC-Content evolution in mammalian genomes: The biased gene conversion
(3.) Hillis DM, Moritz C, Porter CA, Baker RJ, Evidence for biased gene conversion
in concerted evolution ofribosomal DNA.
Instead, their evidence suggests that a separate process known as BGC (biased gene conversion
) has speeded up the rate of evolution in certain genes.
The novel alleles at the opaB and opaD loci in genocloud 2 bacteria from Moscow probably represent gene conversion
with the opaJ101 and opaA132 alleles (Figure 4).
formosa hybrid are still represented by an extant taxon rather than belonging to an extinct species, and that gene conversion
does not play an important role in shaping the hybrid genome of the Amazon molly.
(2.) Hillis D M, Moritz C, Porter C A & Baker R J, Evidence for biased gene conversion
in concerted evolution of ribosomal DNA, Science, 1991; 251: 308-310.
vivax in S-type rRNA Genes: Result of a Single-Type Gene Conversion
Intergenic recombinations are relatively frequent in this region (14), and are responsible for 95% of the mutations associated with 210HD; the remaining 5% of mutations are apparently not the result of gene conversion
Four general mechanisms for antigenic variation have been described (10): modification of transcript levels, gene conversion
, DNA rearrangement, and multiple point mutations (Figure 2).