Matlab scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression regulation

R. Grah, Matlab Scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression Regulation, IST Austria, 2020.

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Organisms cope with change by employing transcriptional regulators. However, when faced with rare environments, the evolution of transcriptional regulators and their promoters may be too slow. We ask whether the intrinsic instability of gene duplication and amplification provides a generic alternative to canonical gene regulation. By real-time monitoring of gene copy number mutations in E. coli, we show that gene duplications and amplifications enable adaptation to fluctuating environments by rapidly generating copy number, and hence expression level, polymorphism. This ‘amplification-mediated gene expression tuning’ occurs on timescales similar to canonical gene regulation and can deal with rapid environmental changes. Mathematical modeling shows that amplifications also tune gene expression in stochastic environments where transcription factor-based schemes are hard to evolve or maintain. The fleeting nature of gene amplifications gives rise to a generic population-level mechanism that relies on genetic heterogeneity to rapidly tune expression of any gene, without leaving any genomic signature.
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Grah R. Matlab Scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression Regulation. IST Austria; 2020. doi:10.15479/AT:ISTA:7383
Grah, R. (2020). Matlab scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression regulation. IST Austria. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:7383
Grah, Rok. Matlab Scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression Regulation. IST Austria, 2020. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:7383.
R. Grah, Matlab scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression regulation. IST Austria, 2020.
Grah R. 2020. Matlab scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression regulation, IST Austria,p.
Grah, Rok. Matlab Scripts for the Paper: Gene Amplification as a Form of Population-Level Gene Expression Regulation. IST Austria, 2020, doi:10.15479/AT:ISTA:7383.
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