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Why sequence the genomes of other species?

I.  Understand more about the organism

Gene Map 99

COGs Phylogenetic classification of proteins encoded in complete genomes

 

II.  Use the information to understand homologous genes in humans

Comparative Genomics of the Eukaryotes.  Gerald M. Rubin, et al., Science 287:2204-2215 (2000).

Human Genome Project

All Genome Projects

Mouse/Human Homology Maps

 

III.  Evolution of chromosomes and species

The Promise of Comparative Genomics in Mammals.  Stephen J. O'Brien, et al., Science 286: 458-481 (1999).

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