Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
When less is more: gene loss in evolution
Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Dresden
SummaryWhich 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.