xenolog

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xenolog (plural xenologs)

  1. (genetics) A type of ortholog where the homologous sequences are found in different species because of horizontal gene transfer.

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E.V. Koonin, K.S. Makarova, and L. Aravind. (2001) Horizontal Gene Transfer in Prokaryotes: Quantification and Classification. Annual Review of Microbiology 55: 709-742.