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Plasticity of Animal Genome Architecture Unmasked by Rapid Evolution of a Pelagic Tunicate

Plasticity of Animal Genome Architecture Unmasked by Rapid Evolution of a Pelagic Tunicate

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Published by Parijata D. Mackey
Genomes of animals as different as sponge and human show conservation of global architecture. Here we show that multiple genomic features including transposon diversity, developmental gene repertoire, physical gene order and intron-exon organization are shattered in the tunicate Oikopleura, belonging to the sister group of vertebrates and retaining chordate morphology. Ancestral architecture of animal genomes can be deeply modified and may therefore be largely non-adaptive. This rapidly evolving animal lineage thus offers unique perspectives on the level of genome plasticity. It also illuminates issues as fundamental as the mechanisms of intron gain.

Denoeud, F. et al., "Plasticity of animal genome architecture unmasked by rapid evolution of a pelagic tunicate," Science, published online 18 November 2010, doi:10.1126/science.1194167.
Genomes of animals as different as sponge and human show conservation of global architecture. Here we show that multiple genomic features including transposon diversity, developmental gene repertoire, physical gene order and intron-exon organization are shattered in the tunicate Oikopleura, belonging to the sister group of vertebrates and retaining chordate morphology. Ancestral architecture of animal genomes can be deeply modified and may therefore be largely non-adaptive. This rapidly evolving animal lineage thus offers unique perspectives on the level of genome plasticity. It also illuminates issues as fundamental as the mechanisms of intron gain.

Denoeud, F. et al., "Plasticity of animal genome architecture unmasked by rapid evolution of a pelagic tunicate," Science, published online 18 November 2010, doi:10.1126/science.1194167.

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Published by: Parijata D. Mackey on Nov 19, 2010
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