Gene regulation: Piecing together the puzzle of enhancer evolution

Rhea R. Datta, Stephen Small

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The sequences of some gene regulatory elements diverge considerably, even between closely related species. A detailed analysis of the fast-evolving sparkling enhancer in Drosophila now identifies key compensatory mechanisms and 'grammar' elements that are critical for maintaining functional integrity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R542-R543
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 26 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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