Average gene duplication rate

Range ~1 %/gene/million years
Organism Generic
Reference Lynch, M. Genomics. Gene duplication and evolution. Science 297, 945–947 (2002). p.945 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID12169715
Primary Source (3) M. Lynch, J. C. Conery, Science 290, 1151 (2000). The evolutionary fate and consequences of duplicate genes (4) Genome Evolution, A. Meyer, Y. Van de Peer, Eds. (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, Netherlands)PubMed ID11073452
Method "By applying demographic principles and genome sequence analysis to specieswide surveys of duplicate genes, scientists have calculated an average duplication rate of ~1% per gene per million years (primary source (3)). This estimate holds up under a reanalysis of additional and better curated genome sequences (primary source (4))."
Entered by Uri M
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