A comparison of reptilian and avian olfactory receptor gene repertoires: Species-specific expansion of group γ genes in birds

@article{Steiger2009ACO,
  title={A comparison of reptilian and avian olfactory receptor gene repertoires: Species-specific expansion of group γ genes in birds},
  author={Silke S. Steiger and Vladimir Yurjevich Kuryshev and Marcus C. Stensmyr and Bart Kempenaers and Jakob C. Mueller},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={446 - 446}
}
The detection of odorants is mediated by olfactory receptors (ORs). ORs are G-protein coupled receptors that form a remarkably large protein superfamily in vertebrate genomes. We used data that became available through recent sequencing efforts of reptilian and avian genomes to identify the complete OR gene repertoires in a lizard, the green anole (Anolis carolinensis), and in two birds, the chicken (Gallus gallus) and the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). We identified 156 green anole OR… CONTINUE READING

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