Dissecting dispensability

L D Hurst, C Pal

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Like most organisms, yeast has relatively few genes that are necessary for viability. The presence of a duplicate gene elsewhere in the genome underpins many cases of dispensability. A new study suggests that the backup mechanism is more complex than previously assumed and requires feedback loops that ensure transcriptional upregulation of the duplicate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-215
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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