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Virginia Tech
Corresponding Faculty Member: Stephanie Voshell
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Seeing double: A case study of gene duplication in Mycobacteriophage GoldenSpark
Kiley J Martin, Rania E Smeltz, Kirin Anand, Suzette L Beeman, Sarah E Bekhet, Romina Boortalary, Rees T Bowen, Alexis K Correll, Harpreet Dhami, Samantha D Edwards, Joshua Frahm, Lexie A Goad, Matthew G Heldmann, Fadi N Hindi, James B Jorgensen, Tom R Kasputis, Allison M Lenert, Jeremy J Luers, Arya Malek, Abby E Markham, Mackenzie A Marrella, Morgane E McDonald, Kaitlyn E Moise, Olivia C O'Connor, Graham D Poynter, Jayali R Samarasinghe, Troy M Scott, Jing G Waid, Dagen K Young, Stephanie M Voshell

Gene duplication is an important evolutionary mechanism that allows for new gene functions to develop over time. Mycobacteriophage GoldenSpark, an E cluster phage isolated at Virginia Tech using Mycobacterium smegmatis as a host, has several instances of gene duplication. The duplicate genes were reviewed to determine putative functions and possible modified functions that could result in time.