Bioinformatics Preprint 07-004
Evolution of the Vertebrate Y-RNA Cluster
Axel Mosig, Meng Guofeng, Bärbel M. R. Stadler, Peter F. Stadler
elatively little is known about the evolutionary histories of most classes of non-protein coding RNAs. Here we consider Y RNAs, a relatively rarely studied group of related pol-III transcripts. A single cluster of functional genes is preserved throughout tetrapod evolution, which however exhibits clade-specific tandem duplications, gene-losses, and rearrangements.
Keywords: Y RNA, non-coding RNAs, evolution, gene duplications
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