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Orthologous vs paralogous

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by rocky90, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. rocky90

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    Can anybody please clarify the difference between paralogous vs orthologous genes. I am having a hard time differentiating and understanding them
     
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  3. mh0000

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    Orthologs = gene homologies found between other species. I just remember "O" for "Other species"

    Paralogs = gene homologies found within the same species. These can arise via duplications or transposons.
     

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