Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence

G. Bazykin, F. Kondrashov, A. Ogurtsov, S. Sunyaev, A. Kondrashov, Nature 429 (2004) 558–562.

Download
No fulltext has been uploaded. References only!

Journal Article | Published
Author
Bazykin, Georgii A; Kondrashov, FyodorIST Austria ; Ogurtsov, Aleksey Yu; Sunyaev, Shamil R; Kondrashov, Alexey S
Abstract
New alleles become fixed owing to random drift of nearly neutral mutations or to positive selection of substantially advantageous mutations. After decades of debate, the fraction of fixations driven by selection remains uncertain. Within 9,390 genes, we analysed 28,196 codons at which rat and mouse differ from each other at two nucleotide sites and 1,982 codons with three differences. At codons where rat-mouse divergence involved two non-synonymous substitutions, both of them occurred in the same lineage, either rat or mouse, in 64% of cases; however, independent substitutions would occur in the same lineage with a probability of only 50%. All three non-synonymous substitutions occurred in the same lineage for 46% of codons, instead of the 25% expected. Furthermore, comparison of 12 pairs of prokaryotic genomes also shows clumping of multiple non-synonymous substitutions in the same lineage. This pattern cannot be explained by correlated mutation or episodes of relaxed negative selection, but instead indicates that positive selection acts at many sites of rapid, successive amino acid replacement.
Publishing Year
Date Published
2004-06-03
Journal Title
Nature
Acknowledgement
We thank N. Bierne for a number of suggestions. G.A.B. was supported by a BWF graduate fellowship. S.S. was supported by Genome Canada Foundation.
Volume
429
Issue
6991
Page
558 - 562
IST-REx-ID
898

Cite this

Bazykin G, Kondrashov F, Ogurtsov A, Sunyaev S, Kondrashov A. Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence. Nature. 2004;429(6991):558-562. doi:10.1038/nature02601
Bazykin, G., Kondrashov, F., Ogurtsov, A., Sunyaev, S., & Kondrashov, A. (2004). Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence. Nature, 429(6991), 558–562. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02601
Bazykin, Georgii, Fyodor Kondrashov, Aleksey Ogurtsov, Shamil Sunyaev, and Alexey Kondrashov. “Positive Selection at Sites of Multiple Amino Acid Replacements since Rat-Mouse Divergence.” Nature 429, no. 6991 (2004): 558–62. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02601.
G. Bazykin, F. Kondrashov, A. Ogurtsov, S. Sunyaev, and A. Kondrashov, “Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence,” Nature, vol. 429, no. 6991, pp. 558–562, 2004.
Bazykin G, Kondrashov F, Ogurtsov A, Sunyaev S, Kondrashov A. 2004. Positive selection at sites of multiple amino acid replacements since rat-mouse divergence. Nature. 429(6991), 558–562.
Bazykin, Georgii, et al. “Positive Selection at Sites of Multiple Amino Acid Replacements since Rat-Mouse Divergence.” Nature, vol. 429, no. 6991, Nature Publishing Group, 2004, pp. 558–62, doi:10.1038/nature02601.

Export

Marked Publications

Open Data IST Research Explorer

Search this title in

Google Scholar