Evolution: Dynamics of De Novo Gene Emergence

Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 17;24(6):R238-40. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.016.


Comparative genomics have brought much insight into the de novo emergence of genes. Two new studies in Drosophila explore the dynamics of gene gain and loss at the population and species levels, extending our view on the life cycle of genes.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Deletion*
  • Genes, Insect*
  • Male