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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Why do new genes produced by exon shuffling have more novel functions than new genes produced by gene duplication?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The reason behind the fact that the new genes, produced by the exon shuffling, have more novel functions as compared to the new genes produced by the simple gene duplication.

Introduction:

Evolution is the process that involves various mechanisms that result in the production of a new gene. Gene mutation and genetic recombinations are some of the factors that result in genetic variations. There are a few other mechanisms that lead to the development of the novel genes and contribute to the process of evolution.

Explanation

Gene duplication is a simple process that involves duplication of genetic material. It leads to the production of two identical copies of the gene. This mechanism only helps in the evolution of the distinct functions due to the occurrence of different types of mutations in each copy.

The process of exon shuffling involves the joining of two or more genes in evolutionarily different manners...

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