Advertisement

The Principles of the Origin and Evolution of Genomes

  • Vadim A. Ratner
  • Andrey A. Zharkikh
  • Nikolay Kolchanov
  • Sergey N. Rodin
  • Viktor V. Solovyov
  • Andrey S. Antonov
Chapter
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 24)

Abstract

Cell genomes are the essential components of molecular genetic regulatory systems (MGRS) and physical carriers of the hereditary memory of cells. The dimensions of genomes are related to their potential information capacity, i.e. the number and total length of genes that they can contain. On the other hand, the actual information capacity of genomes does not always correspond to the potential capacity. In the simplest case, by the information density of a genome we mean the proportion of its nucleotides involved in the coding of molecular properties (those within genes, as well as punctuation marks and other functionally essential parts). Let us consider some regularities of the correspondence between the dimensions of genomes and their information density.

Keywords

Linkage Group Genome Size Gene Conversion Multigene Family Linkage Group 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim A. Ratner
    • 1
  • Andrey A. Zharkikh
    • 2
  • Nikolay Kolchanov
    • 1
  • Sergey N. Rodin
    • 3
  • Viktor V. Solovyov
    • 4
  • Andrey S. Antonov
    • 5
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences, Siberian BranchInstitute of Cytology and GeneticsNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Health Sciences Centre of Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Genetic CentresUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Reproductive GeneticsBeckman Research Institute of the City of HopeDuarteUSA
  4. 4.Dept. of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  5. 5.A.N. Belozersky Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations