Authors:
D Villar, P Flicek, DT Odom
Journal name: 
Nat Rev Genet
Citation info: 
15(4):221-233
Abstract: 
Differences in transcription factor binding can contribute to organismal evolution by altering downstream gene expression programmes. Genome-wide studies in Drosophila melanogaster and mammals have revealed common quantitative and combinatorial properties of in vivo DNA binding, as well as marked differences in the rate and mechanisms of evolution of transcription factor binding in metazoans. Here, we review the recently discovered rapid 're-wiring' of in vivo transcription factor binding between related metazoan species and summarize general principles underlying the observed patterns of evolution. We then consider what might explain the differences in genome evolution between metazoan phyla and outline the conceptual and technological challenges facing this research field.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1038/nrg3481
Research group: 
Odom Group
E-pub date: 
01 Apr 2014