This Week in Nucleic Acids Research | GenomeWeb

A tool called PhyloGene is showing promise as a means of using normalized phylogenetic data to track down conserved or co-evolved genes in the genomes of different species or to predict the functions of uncharacterized genes. The method measures sequence similarities — adjusted based on evolutionary distance between species — as a means of assessing sequence divergence between organisms from different phylogenetic branches, report researchers from the US and Israel.

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