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Runaway GC evolution in gerbil genomes

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Recombination increases the local GC-content in genomic regions through GC-biased gene conversion (gBGC). The recent discovery of a large genomic region with extreme GC-content in the fat sand rat Psammomys obesus provides a model to study the effects of gBGC on chromosome evolution. Here, we compare the GC-content and GC-to-AT substitution patterns across protein-coding genes of four gerbil species and two murine rodents (mouse and rat). We find that the known high-GC region is present in al...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/molbev/msaa072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
8
Pages:
2197–2210
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2020-03-14
Acceptance date:
2020-03-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
Pmid:
32170949
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1093874
Local pid:
pubs:1093874
Deposit date:
2020-03-23

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