The evolutionary dynamics of plant duplicate genes

Richard C. Moore, Michael D. Purugganan

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Given the prevalence of duplicate genes and genomes in plant species, the study of their evolutionary dynamics has been a focus of study in plant evolutionary genetics over the past two decades. The past few years have been a particularly exciting time because recent theoretical and experimental investigations have led to a rethinking of the classic paradigm of duplicate gene evolution. By combining recent advances in genomic analysis with a new conceptual framework, researchers are determining the contributions of single-gene and whole-genome duplications to the diversification of plant species. This research provides insights into the roles that gene and genome duplications play in plant evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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