Durand Lab

    Genome Evolution: Where do new genes come from?

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

     In Cyanobacteria, HIP1 Does the Wave.

The spatial distributions of Highly Iterated Palindrome 1 (HIP1) in 40 cyanobacterial genomes reveal a periodic pattern that suggests a functional role in shaping chromosome architecture.

     Bacterial Gene Acquisition May Drive Niche Expansion

Phylogenetic reconciliation reveals that a gene that contributes 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.

     Identifying cryptic orthologs in bacterial signal transduction pathways.

Philip Davidson talks about his doctoral work in the Durand Lab


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