Ancient and recent duplications support functional diversity of Daphnia opsins

Date
2017-01
Authors
Brandon, Christopher S.
Greenwold, Matthew J.
Dudycha, Jeffry L.
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Publisher
Springer
Abstract
Daphnia pulex has the largest known family of opsins, genes critical for photoreception and vision in animals. This diversity may be functionally redundant, arising from recent processes, or ancient duplications may have been preserved due to distinct functions and independent contributions to fitness. We analyzed opsins in D. pulex and its distant congener Daphnia magna. We identified [...] Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. COPYRIGHT 2017 Springer
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Keywords
Genes -- Analysis, Anopheles -- Analysis, Genomics -- Analysis
Citation
Brandon, C. S., Greenwold, M. J., & Dudycha, J. L. (2017). Ancient and Recent Duplications Support Functional Diversity of Daphnia Opsins. Journal Of Molecular Evolution, (1), 12. doi:10.1007/s00239-016-9777-1
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