|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-010829-7|
Genome duplication, divergent resolution and speciation
Taylor, J.S., van de Peer, Y., and Meyer, A.
|Source:||Trends in genetics : TIG 17: 299-301 (Review)|
|Registered Authors:||Meyer, Axel, Taylor, John|
|PubMed:||11377777 Full text @ Trends Genet.|
Taylor, J.S., van de Peer, Y., and Meyer, A. (2001) Genome duplication, divergent resolution and speciation. Trends in genetics : TIG. 17:299-301.
ABSTRACTWhat are the evolutionary consequences of gene duplication? One answer is speciation, according to a model initially called Reciprocal Silencing and recently expanded and renamed Divergent Resolution. This model shows how the loss of different copies of a duplicated gene in allopatric populations (divergent resolution) can promote speciation by genetically isolating these populations should they become reunited. Genome duplication events produce thousands of duplicated genes. Therefore, lineages with a history of genome duplication might have been especially prone to speciation via divergent resolution.
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