Dissecting dispensability

Laurence D. Hurst, Csaba Pál

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Abstract

Like most organisms, yeast has relatively few genes that are necessary for viability. The presence of a duplicate gene elsewhere in the genome underpins many cases of dispensability. A new study suggests that the backup mechanism is more complex than previously assumed and requires feedback loops that ensure transcriptional upregulation of the duplicate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-215
Number of pages2
JournalNature genetics
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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