Opsins: Evolution in waiting

Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Opsins: Evolution in waiting. Current Biology, 15 19: R794-R796. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.09.025


Author Trezise, A. E. O.
Collin, S. P.
Title Opsins: Evolution in waiting
Journal name Current Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-9822
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2005.09.025
Volume 15
Issue 19
Start page R794
End page R796
Total pages 3
Place of publication Cambridge
Publisher Cell Press
Language eng
Subject C1
270208 Molecular Evolution
780105 Biological sciences
060409 Molecular Evolution
Abstract Complete vertebrate genome sequencing has revealed a remarkable stability and uniformity in the protein-coding gene set, which at first glance might suggest that gene duplication events are relatively rare. This may be a red herring, or at least a red cichlid, as the Lake Malawi cichlid fishes show rapid and extensive duplication and diversification of their retinal cone photoreceptor opsin genes.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Molecular Evolution
Visual Pigments
Genes
Q-Index Code C1

 
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