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S24 - Origin and long-term evolution of gene families: gene turnover rates, the birth-and-death process and molecular adaptation
Tuesday 26th June, 14:00-15:30
Wicklow 2a
O-206 Birth-and-Death Evolution of Multigene Families: An Overview and Update
Alejandro Rooney
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA
O-207 Reconstruction of ancestral maltase enzymes reveals molecular mechanisms underlying evolutionary innovation through gene duplication
Karin Voordeckers1,2, Chris A. Brown1,3, Kevin Vanneste4,5, Elisa van der Zande1,2, Arnout Voet6, Steven Maere*4,5, Kevin J. Verstrepen1,2
1VIB Laboratory for Systems Biology, Belgium, 2CMPG Laboratory for Genetics and Genomics, K.U.Leuven, Belgium, 3Faculty of Arts and Sciences Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, USA, 4VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Belgium, 5Department of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics, Ghent University, Belgium, 6Laboratory for Molecular en Structural Biology, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
O-208 Functional evidence that a newly evolved Drosophila sperm-specific gene boots sperm competition
Shu-Dan Yeh1, Tiffanie Do1, Carolus Chan1, Adriana Cordova1, Francisco Carranza1, Eugene Yamamoto1, Mashya Abbassi1, Kania Gandasetiawan1, Pablo Librado2, Elisabetta Damia3, Patrizio Dimitri3, Julio Rozas2, Daniel Hartl4, John Roote5, Jose Ranz*1
1University of California, USA, 2Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 3Sapienza Universitŕ di Roma, Italy, 4Harvard University, USA, 5University of Cambridge, UK
O-209 Inference of co-evolving Drosophila gene family pairs by likelihood-based methods
Pablo Librado*1,3, Filipe G. Vieira2, Julio Rozas1,3
1Departament de Genčtica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, USA, 3Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
O-210 Polycistronic microRNAs arise by tandem duplication and de novo emergence
Antonio Marco*, Sam Griffiths-Jones
University of Manchester, UK