International Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Molecular Evolutionary Routes that Lead to Innovations


Publishing date
03 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Feb 2012

1Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France

2Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193, Japan

3Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, 35, Keyan Road, Zhunan, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan

4Max-Planck Junior Scientist Group on Evolutionary Genomics, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223 Yunnan, China


Molecular Evolutionary Routes that Lead to Innovations

Description

Genome plasticity is provided by various genetic and molecular mechanisms that occasionally either duplicate preexisting genes or lead to the origination of new sequences. These events have long been considered to contribute to the evolution of new functions and adaptive evolutionary innovations. Altogether, these new and duplicated genes represent a substantial fraction of every genome sequenced. They are of multiple origins ranging from whole genome duplications, which is documented in many eukaryotes, to various other modes of duplication, mostly single full or partial gene duplications, by DNA-based or retroposition events.

We are interested in original research articles as well as review articles of the authors' surveys that focus on the mechanisms at the origin of evolutionary novelties, from eukaryotes to prokaryotes, including organellar genomes. A strong consideration will be given to the articles emphasizing on the impact these duplications have on the genome organization, including the evolutionary novelties and biological complexity they offered, the gene repertoires preferentially retained, patterns of gene family expansion, and the mode of evolution they followed for their maintenance. An emphasis will be given to how these duplicated or new arisen genes contribute to the neofunctionalization or subfunctionalization events, and furthermore, what they are operating on ranging from the cellular up to the behavioral levels. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms leading to genome duplications
  • Mechanisms involved in genes duplications
  • Creation of new genes by exon shuffling, gene fusion, or fission
  • Domestication of transposable elements
  • Exaption of coding or noncoding sequences
  • Lateral gene transfer

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 483176
  • - Editorial

Molecular Evolutionary Routes That Lead to Innovations

Frédéric Brunet | Hideki Innan | ... | Wen Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 970920
  • - Research Article

Purifying Selection Bias against Microsatellites in Gene Rich Segmental Duplications in the Rice Genome

P. C. Sharma | Manish Roorkiwal | Atul Grover
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 310278
  • - Research Article

New Insights into Ligand-Receptor Pairing and Coevolution of Relaxin Family Peptides and Their Receptors in Teleosts

Sara Good | Sergey Yegorov | ... | Jan Bogerd
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 341932
  • - Review Article

In with the Old, in with the New: The Promiscuity of the Duplication Process Engenders Diverse Pathways for Novel Gene Creation

Vaishali Katju
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 724519
  • - Research Article

Genetic Innovation in Vertebrates: Gypsy Integrase Genes and Other Genes Derived from Transposable Elements

Domitille Chalopin | Delphine Galiana | Jean-Nicolas Volff
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 846421
  • - Review Article

Mechanisms of Gene Duplication and Translocation and Progress towards Understanding Their Relative Contributions to Animal Genome Evolution

Olivia Mendivil Ramos | David E. K. Ferrier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 298147
  • - Research Article

Evolution of the FGF Gene Family

Silvan Oulion | Stephanie Bertrand | Hector Escriva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 394026
  • - Review Article

The Ecology of Bacterial Genes and the Survival of the New

M. Pilar Francino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 292068
  • - Review Article

Polyploidy and the Evolution of Complex Traits

Lukasz Huminiecki | Gavin C. Conant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 436196
  • - Review Article

Transposon Invasion of the Paramecium Germline Genome Countered by a Domesticated PiggyBac Transposase and the NHEJ Pathway

Emeline Dubois | Julien Bischerour | ... | Mireille Bétermier

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