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Title: DNA polymorphism and selection at the bindin locus in three Strongylocentrotus sp. (Echinoidea)
Authors : Balakirev, Evgeniy S.
Anisimova, Maria
Pavlyuchkov, Vladimir A.
Ayala, Francisco J.
Published in : BMC Genetics
Volume(Issue) : 17
Pages : 66
Pages to: 82
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Animal; Molecular evolution; Likelihood function; Male; Phylogeny; Cell surface receptor; Genetic selection; DNA sequence analysis; Strongylocentrotus; Genetic polymorphism
Subject (DDC) : 572: Biochemistry
Abstract: The sperm gene bindin encodes a gamete recognition protein, which plays an important role in conspecific fertilization and reproductive isolation of sea urchins. Molecular evolution of the gene has been extensively investigated with the attention focused on the protein coding regions. Intron evolution has been investigated to a much lesser extent. We have studied nucleotide variability in the complete bindin locus, including two exons and one intron, in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus intermedius represented by two morphological forms. We have also analyzed all available bindin sequences for two other sea urchin species, S. pallidus and S. droebachiensis.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Simulation (IAS)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1186/s12863-016-0374-5
ISSN: 1471-2156
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