Evolutionary diversification of an ancient gene family (rhs) through C-terminal displacement

Andrew P Jackson, Gavin H Thomas, Julian Parkhill, Nicholas R Thomson

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Rhs genes are prominent features of bacterial genomes that have previously been implicated in genomic rearrangements in E. coli. By comparing rhs repertoires across the Enterobacteriaceae, this study provides a robust explanation of rhs diversification and evolution, and a mechanistic model of how rhs diversity is gained and lost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number584
Pages (from-to)584
JournalBMC Genomics
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2009

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