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  • n. Plural form of paralog.


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  • What the new research did was prove that, if one of the master genes somehow got compromised, others encoding similar information (called paralogs) would step in and encode the same set of proteins as their disabled predecessors.

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  • We might still be able to distinguish between orthologs and paralogs, as a matter of logical principle but, in practice, this will often be impossible.

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  • Genes in the universal ancestor that were already homologs of each other (the paralogs such as elongation factors EF-1and EF-G used to root the universal tree, for instance [37]) of course complicate this view.

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  • In mammals, the cecum expresses Hox paralogs groups 9-11, but the large intestine expresses Hox paralog groups 9-12.

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  • But it * is* mentioned that orthologs and paralogs of these genes gave rise in later metazoan evolution to other components of other types of nerve cell junctions.

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  • What we observed was that on average proteins in Pold with more interactions with other proteins in Pold have higher number of interactions with Pnew proteins that changed not observed in the paralogs of Pnew proteins per protein pair.

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  • The remaining interactions are more likely interactions that were either gained in the Pnew proteins or lost in the paralogs.

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  • This pattern indicates that the structural genes specifying the portion of flagellum residing outside of cytoplasmic membrane i.e., the rod, hook, and filament are paralogs and were derived from one another through duplications.

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  • Further analysis of the distant homologs we recovered using the co-complex network alignment, shows that a large majority of these distant homologs are in fact ancient paralogs.

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  • Moreover, spidroin structural motifs associated with superior tensile strength arose early in the history of this gene family, whereas a motif conferring greater extensibility convergently evolved in two distantly related paralogs.

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