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SEA URCHIN BINDIN DIVERGENCE PREDICTS GAMETE COMPATIBILITY
Abstract Studies on the evolution of reproductive proteins have shown that they tend to evolve more rapidly than other proteins, frequently under positive selection. Progress on understanding theExpand
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Phylogeography and bindin evolution in Arbacia, a sea urchin genus with an unusual distribution
Among shallow water sea urchin genera, Arbacia is the only genus that contains species found in both high and low latitudes. In order to determine the geographical origin of the genus and its historyExpand
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ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION OF BINDIN IN THE GENUS HELIOCIDARIS IS CORRELATED WITH THE SHIFT TO DIRECT DEVELOPMENT
Abstract Sea urchins are widely used to study both fertilization and development. In this study we combine the two fields to examine the evolution of reproductive isolation in the genus Heliocidaris.Expand
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Using phylogenetically-informed annotation (PIA) to search for light-interacting genes in transcriptomes from non-model organisms
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We generate maximum likelihood trees for 109 genes from a Light Interaction Toolkit (LIT), a collection of genes that underlie the function or development of light-interacting structures in metazoans. Expand
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SPECIATION ON THE COASTS OF THE NEW WORLD: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND THE EVOLUTION OF BINDIN IN THE SEA URCHIN GENUS LYTECHINUS
Abstract Beginning with E. Mayr's study in 1954, tropical sea urchins have played an important role in studies of speciation in the sea, but what are the processes of cladogenesis and divergence thatExpand
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SPECIATION ON THE COASTS OF THE NEW WORLD: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND THE EVOLUTION OF BINDIN IN THE SEA URCHIN GENUS LYTECHINUS
Abstract Beginning with E. Mayr's study in 1954, tropical sea urchins have played an important role in studies of speciation in the sea, but what are the processes of cladogenesis and divergence thatExpand
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The evolution of sea urchin sperm bindin.
  • K. S. Zigler
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The International journal of developmental…
  • 2008
Sea urchins have been model organisms for the study of fertilization for more than a century. Fertilization in sea urchins happens externally, which facilitates the study of sperm-egg attachment andExpand
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Phylogeography of the sand dollar genus Mellita: cryptic speciation along the coasts of the Americas.
Sand dollars of the genus Mellita are members of the sandy shallow-water fauna. The genus ranges in tropical and subtropical regions on the two coasts of the Americas. To reconstruct theExpand
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Evolution of bindin in the pantropical sea urchin Tripneustes: comparisons to bindin of other genera.
Bindin, a sea urchin sperm protein, mediates sperm-egg attachment and membrane fusion and is thus important in species recognition and speciation. Patterns of bindin variation differed among threeExpand
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Evolution of direct-developing larvae: selection vs loss.
Observations of a sea urchin larvae show that most species adopt one of two life history strategies. One strategy is to make numerous small eggs, which develop into a larva with a required feedingExpand
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