Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

When less is more: gene loss in evolution

Authors
Hiller, Michael
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Dresden
Summary
Which differences in the genome underlie differences in the characteristics of species is a central question in genetics and evolutionary biology. Our group develops computational methods to accurately detect functional differences in genomes. As our studies have  shown, gene loss is an important evolutionary mechanism. This research contributes to an understanding of how nature’s diversity evolved.

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