Project

Functional and evolutionary characterisation of angiosperm single-copy gene families

Duration
01 October 2012 → 01 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Social medical sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
Keywords
evolution genome duplication angiosperms gene families
 
Project description

We will investigate genes for which the increase in copy number by duplication negatively impacts organismal fitness. We will use the flowering plants as a model system to study such single-copy genes. They constitute an excellent model system as the number of duplicated genes has been exceptionally high in these organisms as they have undergones several rounds of whole-gehome duplications.