Durand Lab

    Genome Evolution: Where do new genes come from?

     Computational molecular biology and computational genomics; especially, the evolution of genomic organization and function.

     Bacterial Gene Acquisition May Drive Niche Expansion

Phylogenetic reconciliation reveals that a gene that contributess to infection of the conjunctiva by Streptococcus pneumoniae was acquired by horizontal transfer from the pig pathogen Streptococcus suis.

     New Names for Old Gene Transfers

Matthew Salyer's story on our work on xenolog classification, Biological Sciences news site

     Identifying cryptic orthologs in bacterial signal transduction pathways.

Philip Davidson, Durand Lab


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