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Research Article

Evidence for Widespread Degradation of Gene Control Regions in Hominid Genomes

  • Peter D Keightley mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Hominid.Degradation@spambob.net

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Martin J Lercher,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Adam Eyre-Walker

    Affiliation: Centre for the Study of Evolution and School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 25, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030042

About the Authors

Peter D Keightley
School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Martin J Lercher
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Adam Eyre-Walker
Centre for the Study of Evolution and School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Hominid.Degradation@spambob.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PK, ML, and AEW conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper.