数据库简述：a database of highly similar duplicate genes
数据库主要信息：Gene duplication is an important evolutionary mechanism capable of providing new genetic material, and recent examples have indicated that highly similar duplicate genes (HSDs) are aiding adaptation to extreme conditions via gene dosage. However, for most eukaryotic genomes HSDs remain uncharacterized, partly because they can be hard to identify and categorize efficiently and effectively. Here, we collected and curated HSDs from various model animals, land plants and algae and indexed them in an online, open-access sequence repository called HSDatabase. It can be used on its own for comparative analyses of gene duplicates or in conjunction with HSDFinder, a newly developed bioinformatics tool for identifying, annotating, categorizing and visualizing HSDs.
University of Western Ontario
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