Foreword; A. Meyer, Y. Van de Peer. Early events in genome evolution. 1. Gene duplication and other evolutionary strategies: from the RNA world to the future; J. Brosius. 2. Major transitions in evolution by genome fusions: from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, metazoans, bilaterians and vertebrates; J. Spring. 3. Detection of gene duplications and block duplications in eukaryotic genomes; Wen-Hsiung Li, et al. 4. The evolutionary demography of duplicate genes; M. Lynch, J.S. Conery. Debating the 2R and 3R genome duplication hypotheses. 5. Functional evolution in the ancestral lineage of vertebrates or when genomic complexity was wagging its morphological tail; R. Aburomia, et al. 6. Numerous groups of chromosomal regional paralogies strongly indicate two genome doublings at the root of the vertebrates; L.-G. Lundin, et al. 7. Are (all) fishes ancient polyploids? Y. Van der Peer, et al. 8. More genes in vertebrates? P.W.H. Holland. 9. 2r or not 2R: testing the hypotheses of genome duplication in early vertebrates; A.L. Hughes, R. Friedman. 10. The 2R hypothesis and the human genome sequence; K. Hokamp, et al. Plant genome evolution. 11. Introns in, introns out in plant gene families: a genomic approach of the dynamics of gene structure; A. Lecharny, et al. 12. Investigating ancient duplication events in the Arabidopsis Genome; J. Raes, et al. Case studies. 13. Crystallin genes: speciallization by changes in gene regulation mat precede gene duplication; J. Piatigorsky. 14. Expansion of the epidermal growth factor receptor family by genome and gene duplication in fish; J.-N. Volff, M. Schartl. 15. The role of gene duplication in the evolution and function of the vertebrate Dlx/distal-less bigene clusters; K. Sumiyama, et al. 16. Dopamine receptors for every species: gene duplications and functional diversification in craniates; S. Le Crom, et al. 17. Nuclear receptors are markers of animal genome evolution; H.E. Garcia, et al. 18. The fates of zebrafish Hox gene duplicates; C. Josefowicz, et al. 19. Phylogenetic analysis of the mammalian Hoc8 non-coding region; Chang-Bae Kim, et al. Gene networks and evolution. 20. Maximum likelihood methods for detecting adaptive evolution after gene duplication; J.P. Bielawski, Ziheng Yang. 21. Approach of the functional evolution of duplicated genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using a new classification method based on protein-protein interaction data; C. Brun, et al. 22. Developmental gene networks and evolution; J.P. Rast. Index.
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