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tarallo andreaPhD Student SZN-UNINA
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Research interests

The genome base composition (Guanine+Cytosine molar ratio, GC%), is an highly variable parameter among species. The issue of what kind of forces drive this wide range of variability are actually debated. The goal of the Ph.D. Thesis is to test the different hypotheses proposed through the years, and in particular to challenge the so called Metabolic Rate Hypothesis, based on the observation that metabolic rate adaptations drives the evolution of the genomic DNA base composition.

Journal Papers

Chaurasia A, TARALLO A., Bernà L, Yagi M, Agnisola C, D’Onofrio G (2014). Length and GC Content Variability of Introns among Teleostean Genomes in the Light of the Metabolic Rate Hypothesis. PLOS ONE, vol. 9, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103889. Available online: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0103889

Bernà L, Chaurasia A, TARALLO A., Agnisola C, D'Onofrio G (2013). The shifting and the transition mode of vertebrate genome evolution in the light of the metabolic rate hypothesis: a review. Advances in Zoology Research. Volume 5. vol. 5, p. 55-93, HAUPPAUGE NY 11788-3619: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-62417-802-3. Available online: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=41590

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