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Y-linked locus

Y-linked locus

Any (haploid) locus that in normal karyotypes is borne on the y chromosome. The known content is so far small.


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Mutuation saturation at a particular locus

Hi guys, newbie here, but no less enthusiastic! Quick question in regards to mutation saturation at a locus... What is it in the context of comparing two lineages? I know that it occurs most in hyper-variable regions like in mitDNA, but what effect does this have on comparing ...

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by SimonNSmith
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mutuation saturation at a particular locus
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Re: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

... locations in order to perform their functions. Unless we are talking about LTR promoters of native genes, this does seem to be the case. Re. locus targeting, see http://erv-faq-for-creationists.wikispaces.com/Don%27t+retroviruses+target+particular+locations+in+the+DNA%3F+Doesn%27t+this+explain+corresponding+ERVs%3F

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by BarryDesborough
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
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Views: 4312

Re: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

The reasoning fails if the adaptive functions do not depend on their exact loci. I don't really understand your reasoning. However, retroviruses are the major players and drivers of evolution. When they insert into host genome, they can alter host genes located at and around the insertion point - t...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
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Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

A question for geneticists - How essential is it that a gene or other section of DNA that performs a useful function is at a particular locus? I ask, because I am discussing endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) with an evolution-denier, who says that the ERVs that are apparently orthologous in, ...

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by BarryDesborough
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
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Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency

And assume that a locus is biallelic (2 alleles).

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by Young
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency
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