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On homology searches by protein Blast and the characterization of the age of genes (revisited)

This month a paper that investigates the power of sequence similarity searches by BLAST to classify genes into different age classes (phylostratigraphy), Phylostratigraphic bias creates spurious patterns of genome evolution (Moyers and Zhang, Uni Michigan) states that the method substantially … Continue reading

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