Orthologue

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Two or more homologous genes found in different species[1] that evolved from a common ancestral gene via speciation. Orthologues usually retain the same function over the course of evolution [2].

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_homology#Orthology
  2. http://homepage.usask.ca/~ctl271/857/def_homolog.shtml
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