Example sentences for: paralogs

How can you use “paralogs” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In Bacillus subtilis the gene, appropriately enough, has been named aroA, but in Escherichia coli the equivalent function is represented by genes encoding three differentially regulated paralogs.

  • Nineteen known loci encode members of the FGF family, of which at least five map near EGF paralogs: FGF1 on 5q31 (approximately 1.5 Mb distal of HEGFL ), FGF2 on 4q25 (approximately 14.

  • At least one third of the singletons in our gene index contain intact ORFs, and are predominantly histones, G-protein receptors, olfactory receptors, and cytokines or their homologs/paralogs.

  • In the case of the AlkB family, a single horizontal transfer event probably resulted in their entry into the eukaryotic lineage, which was followed by adaptation to new, RNA-related roles by some paralogs.

  • The present analysis confirms the earlier observations that paralogs evolve under purifying selection [ 21], which typically acts with similar strength on both duplicated copies of genes [ 9, 22].


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