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Evolutionary Genetics : Smells like a Pseudo-pseudogene

Author:
  • Marcus C. Stensmyr
Publishing year: 2016-12-19
Language: English
Pages: 1294-1296
Publication/Series: Current Biology
Volume: 26
Issue: 24
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

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.

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  • Genetics

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  • ISSN: 0960-9822
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