Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More subceullular relocalization of a gene duplicate   posted by p-ter @ 8/13/2008 07:36:00 PM

A little while back, I mentioned a paper demonstrating the rapid evolution of a gene duplicate as it was selected for targeting to a novel subcellular location. The same group has apparently been following up a number of these stories--see this new paper on another example of a retrocopy of a gene acquiring a novel subcellular localization via positive selection in hominids.