Evolutionary Genetics : Smells like a Pseudo-pseudogene
- Functional zoology
A new study reports the presence of a chemosensory pseudogene in Drosophila sechellia, which in spite of carrying a premature stop-codon nevertheless encodes a fully functional and full-length protein. Such ‘pseudo-pseudogenes’ might well be a widespread phenomenon.
- ISSN: 0960-9822