Definitions for "Comparative genomics"
The study of gene homologues in different organisms in order to learn about function
The study of comparing complete genomes, often by computational methods, to understand general principles of genome structure and function.
The comparison of genomes and of distinct individuals within a genome. Comparative genomics makes possible the application of information gained from a simple genome to a more complex genome, and is the basis for the understanding of genetic variation amo
The identification of orthologous genes in different species.