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By David A. Liberles

ISBN-10: 0199299188

ISBN-13: 9780199299188

Ancestral series reconstruction is a method of transforming into value in molecular biology and comparative genomics. As a robust method for either checking out evolutionary and ecological hypotheses in addition to uncovering the hyperlink among series and molecular phenotype, there are power functions in a few fields. starting with a old evaluation of the sphere together with apllications, the dialogue then strikes into strength purposes in drug discovery and the pharmaceutical undefined. a piece on computational technique offers an in depth dialogue on to be had tools for reconstructing ancestral sequences, together with advantages,disadvantages, and strength pitfalls. basically computational functions, together with entire proteome reconstruction are mentioned. one other part offers a close dialogue on taking computationally reconstructed sequences and synthesizing them within the laboratory, whereas the final part describes clinical questions the place experimental ancestral series reconstruction coupled to a computaional and experimental how-to advisor, whereas at the same time addressing a few of the scorching issues within the box.

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The center issue remains unresolved: under what phylogenetic and evolutionary conditions will the two sequences be biased and thus no longer able to capture the true ancestral behavior/function? g. , lead to bias during the reconstruction process? For instance, consider an ancient geneduplication event resulting in neofunctionalization whereby the novel behavior is determined by amino acid replacements at two sites only. Each of the two sites experiences an alanine-to-serine replacement along the branch leading to the new function.

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