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Evolution after whole-genome duplication: a network perspective.

Zhu Y, Lin Z, Nakhleh L - G3 (Bethesda) (2013)

Bottom Line: We find that molecular interactions involving WGD genes evolve at rates that are three orders of magnitude slower than the rates of evolution of the corresponding sequences.Further epistasis analysis of WGD pairs categorized by their inferred evolutionary fates demonstrated the utility of these techniques.Finally, we find that WGD pairs and other pairs of paralogous genes of small-scale duplication origin share similar properties, giving good support for generalizing our results from WGD pairs to evolution after gene duplication in general.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005.

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Gene duplication plays an important role in the evolution of genomes and interactomes. Elucidating how evolution after gene duplication interplays at the sequence and network level is of great interest. In this work, we analyze a data set of gene pairs that arose through whole-genome duplication (WGD) in yeast. All these pairs have the same duplication time, making them ideal for evolutionary investigation. We investigated the interplay between evolution after WGD at the sequence and network levels and correlated these two levels of divergence with gene expression and fitness data. We find that molecular interactions involving WGD genes evolve at rates that are three orders of magnitude slower than the rates of evolution of the corresponding sequences. Furthermore, we find that divergence of WGD pairs correlates strongly with gene expression and fitness data. Because of the role of gene duplication in determining redundancy in biological systems and particularly at the network level, we investigated the role of interaction networks in elucidating the evolutionary fate of duplicated genes. We find that gene neighborhoods in interaction networks provide a mechanism for inferring these fates, and we developed an algorithm for achieving this task. Further epistasis analysis of WGD pairs categorized by their inferred evolutionary fates demonstrated the utility of these techniques. Finally, we find that WGD pairs and other pairs of paralogous genes of small-scale duplication origin share similar properties, giving good support for generalizing our results from WGD pairs to evolution after gene duplication in general.

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Distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs.
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fig7: Distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs.

Mentions: In Figure 7, we show the distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs. As Figure 7 shows, only a very small portion of the WGD pairs actually maintain exactly the same set of neighbors. Approximately 40% of the pairs have totally exclusive neighbors, and most of the gene pairs (60%) share some neighbors while also maintaining some different neighbors. This agrees with the widely known fact that pure SF and NF are rare, and that a large fraction of gene duplicates undergo rapid SF followed by prolonged period of NF referred to as the sub-neo-functionalization model (He and Zhang 2005).


Evolution after whole-genome duplication: a network perspective.

Zhu Y, Lin Z, Nakhleh L - G3 (Bethesda) (2013)

Distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig7: Distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs.
Mentions: In Figure 7, we show the distribution of normalized shared neighborhood sizes of WGD pairs. As Figure 7 shows, only a very small portion of the WGD pairs actually maintain exactly the same set of neighbors. Approximately 40% of the pairs have totally exclusive neighbors, and most of the gene pairs (60%) share some neighbors while also maintaining some different neighbors. This agrees with the widely known fact that pure SF and NF are rare, and that a large fraction of gene duplicates undergo rapid SF followed by prolonged period of NF referred to as the sub-neo-functionalization model (He and Zhang 2005).

Bottom Line: We find that molecular interactions involving WGD genes evolve at rates that are three orders of magnitude slower than the rates of evolution of the corresponding sequences.Further epistasis analysis of WGD pairs categorized by their inferred evolutionary fates demonstrated the utility of these techniques.Finally, we find that WGD pairs and other pairs of paralogous genes of small-scale duplication origin share similar properties, giving good support for generalizing our results from WGD pairs to evolution after gene duplication in general.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005.

ABSTRACT
Gene duplication plays an important role in the evolution of genomes and interactomes. Elucidating how evolution after gene duplication interplays at the sequence and network level is of great interest. In this work, we analyze a data set of gene pairs that arose through whole-genome duplication (WGD) in yeast. All these pairs have the same duplication time, making them ideal for evolutionary investigation. We investigated the interplay between evolution after WGD at the sequence and network levels and correlated these two levels of divergence with gene expression and fitness data. We find that molecular interactions involving WGD genes evolve at rates that are three orders of magnitude slower than the rates of evolution of the corresponding sequences. Furthermore, we find that divergence of WGD pairs correlates strongly with gene expression and fitness data. Because of the role of gene duplication in determining redundancy in biological systems and particularly at the network level, we investigated the role of interaction networks in elucidating the evolutionary fate of duplicated genes. We find that gene neighborhoods in interaction networks provide a mechanism for inferring these fates, and we developed an algorithm for achieving this task. Further epistasis analysis of WGD pairs categorized by their inferred evolutionary fates demonstrated the utility of these techniques. Finally, we find that WGD pairs and other pairs of paralogous genes of small-scale duplication origin share similar properties, giving good support for generalizing our results from WGD pairs to evolution after gene duplication in general.

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