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codoncity • 0
I have been investigating a four-fold gene duplication in a species. All closely related species only possess a single copy of this same gene. How would I check to see if rates of selection for duplicate copies differ when compared with the single copies found in other species?
I feel like partitioning my tree into two groups (e.g. four duplicate sequences vs. all singles) and then comparing them with a LRT stat wouldn't be valid since PAML would apply different rates of evolution to each group. So I'm a bit stumped.
Anyone have any experience with this?