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The evolutionary history of eukaryotic proteins involves rapid sequence divergence, addition and deletion of domains, and fusion and fission of genes. Although the protein repertoires of distantly related species differ greatly, their domain repertoires do not. To account for the great diversity of domain contexts and an unexpected paucity of ortholog conservation, we must categorize the coding regions of completely sequenced genomes into domain families, as well as protein families.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Genome Biol

Publication Date

2001

Volume

2

Pages

Comment - 2006

Keywords

Animals, Databases, Factual, Evolution, Molecular, Genome, Genome, Human, Humans, Internet, Oncogene Proteins, Protein Structure, Tertiary, Proteins, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Terminology as Topic, src Homology Domains