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6.E: Genetic Basis of Complexity Exercises

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  • In-class Lab

    One way to increase genetic complexity is to duplicate a protein-coding gene. The Ortholog/Paralog Mini Lab explores using bioinformatics to generate hypotheses of orthology and paralogy. You will need one computer (chromebook or tablets are fine) per group for this lab.

    Other Reading

    For a slightly different take on homology, orthology and paralogy, check out this Microbial Genetics chapter.

    Homologs, Orthologs, and Paralogs

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