Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344325
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-432-2

Chapter 1 - End-of-Chapter - Problems - Page 39: 1-1

Answer

False

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Each member of the human hemoglobin gene family is a paralog to all of the other members, because they are related genes that have resulted from duplication within a single genome and have slightly diverged in their function. Orthologs, on the other hand, are genes belonging to different species that derive from an ancestral gene in the last common ancestor of those two species.
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