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We are working on the following projects

 

 

Testing the domino theory of gene loss

Is it possible to predict gene interaction from genome evolution? Here, we are working towards the reconstruction of a network reflecting gene interaction based on the pattern of gene loss among genomes of Buchnera spp. This work is done in collaboration with Gil Bor from CIMAT.

Student responsible of the project: David Martínez Cano

 

 Origin, function and evolution of HIP1

 

We are studying repeated sequences in cyanobacterial genomes, in particular, the function and evolution of the Highly-Iterated Palindrome 1 (HIP1). The hypothesis we are following is that HIP1 functions like a protein recognition motif. We are also asking how this sequence could be involved in molecular process like site-specific recombination and chromosome topology. 

Student responsible of the project: Ulises Rodríguez Cruz