Changes in transcriptional orientation are associated with increases in evolutionary rates of enterobacterial genes

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Lin, Chieh-Hua; Lian, Chun-Yi; Hsiung, Chao Agnes; Chen, Feng-Chi;

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Changes in transcriptional orientation (“CTOs”) occur frequently in prokaryotic genomes. Such changes usually result from genomic inversions, which may cause a conflict between the directions of replication and transcription and an i... View more
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