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Trends Genet. 2007 Nov;23(11):533-9.

A phylostratigraphy approach to uncover the genomic history of major adaptations in metazoan lineages.

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Division of Molecular Biology, Ruder Bosković Institute, Bijenicka cesta 54, Zagreb, Croatia. tdomazet@irb.hr

Abstract

Macroevolutionary trends traditionally are studied by fossil analysis, comparative morphology or evo-devo approaches. With the availability of genome sequences and associated data from an increasing diversity of taxa, it is now possible to add an additional level of analysis: genomic phylostratigraphy. As an example of this approach, we use a phylogenetic framework and embryo expression data from Drosophila to show that grouping genes by their phylogenetic origin can uncover footprints of important adaptive events in evolution.

PMID:
18029048
DOI:
10.1016/j.tig.2007.08.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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