A Broad Genomic Survey Reveals Multiple Origins and Frequent Losses in the Evolution of Respiratory Hemerythrins and Hemocyanins

@inproceedings{MartnDurn2013ABG,
  title={A Broad Genomic Survey Reveals Multiple Origins and Frequent Losses in the Evolution of Respiratory Hemerythrins and Hemocyanins},
  author={Jos{\'e} M Mart{\'i}n-Dur{\'a}n and Alex de Mendoza and Arnau Seb{\'e}-Pedr{\'o}s and I{\~n}aki Ruiz-Trillo and Andreas Hejnol},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2013}
}
Hemerythrins and hemocyanins are respiratory proteins present in some of the most ecologically diverse animal lineages; however, the precise evolutionary history of their enzymatic domains (hemerythrin, hemocyanin M, and tyrosinase) is still not well understood. We survey a wide dataset of prokaryote and eukaryote genomes and RNAseq data to reconstruct the phylogenetic origins of these proteins. We identify new species with hemerythrin, hemocyanin M, and tyrosinase domains in their genomes… CONTINUE READING