Example sentences for: paralog

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  • The baker's yeast protein RAD52 and its paralog RAD59 define a small family of proteins thus far represented in fungi, vertebrates and the early-branching ameboid eukaryote, Entamoeba histolytica.

  • The volatility of miRNA genes is further indicated by members of the miR-2/miR-13 K box subfamily [ 47 ] . Seven members were previously reported that are scattered in four genomic locations on three different chromosome arms, including a cluster of three mir-2 genes on 2L and a cluster of two mir-13 genes on 3R; we also identified an additional paralog of mir-2 ( mir-2c ) that is located in the mir-13 cluster.

  • This unconstrained paralog is then free to accumulate neutral mutations that would have been deleterious in a unique gene [ 1].

  • Of these 17 pseudogenes, 15 are recombinationally derived (with introns, in tandem to their functional paralogs), one ( Mgstl-Psi ) is retrotransposed (with a poly(A) tail, lacking introns which its functional paralog possesses), and one is too degenerate to classify definitively.

  • Yet another paralog is encoded by gene PA3165 and carries out aromatic amino-acid biosynthesis in the cytoplasm.


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