Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A homologous gene that is related to those in different organisms by descent from the DNA of a common ancestor and that may or may not have the same function.

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  • noun genetics either of two or more homologous gene sequences found in different species related by linear descent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from orthologous : ortho– + (homo)logous.]

Examples

  • Even if it takes longer to complete the human interactome it would be much more informative to have of map of the ortholog proteins in a sufficiently close species to compare with like mouse.

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  • As before I created groups of H. sapiens proteins with different average age using the reciprocal best blast hit method to determine the most likely ortholog in eleven other eukaryotic species see figure 1 for species names.

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  • Even if it takes longer to complete the human interactome it would be much more informative to have of map of the ortholog proteins in a sufficiently close species to compare with like mouse.

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  • Zac at ortholog.com writes about an experimental test of buying irrationality using Ebay.

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  • In order to create groups of S. cerevisiae proteins with different average age I used the reciprocal best blast hit method to determine the most likely ortholog in eleven other yeast species see figure 1 for species names.

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  • As before I created groups of H. sapiens proteins with different average age using the reciprocal best blast hit method to determine the most likely ortholog in eleven other eukaryotic species see figure 1 for species names.

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  • In order to create groups of S. cerevisiae proteins with different average age I used the reciprocal best blast hit method to determine the most likely ortholog in eleven other yeast species see figure 1 for species names.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Zac at ortholog.com writes about an experimental test of buying irrationality using Ebay.

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  • Chickens have ovocleidin, but geese have an ortholog, ansocalcin, and ostriches have struthiocleidin.

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  • Drosophila ortholog of mammalian "Heterochromatin Protein 1", to target genes for dSETDB1.

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