Adaptive Evolution of Multicolored Fluorescent Proteins in Reef-Building Corals

@article{Field2005AdaptiveEO,
  title={Adaptive Evolution of Multicolored Fluorescent Proteins in Reef-Building Corals},
  author={Steven F. Field and Maria Y. Bulina and I. Kelmanson and J. Bielawski and M. Matz},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={62},
  pages={332-339}
}
Here we investigate the evolutionary scenarios that led to the appearance of fluorescent color diversity in reef-building corals. We show that the mutations that have been responsible for the generation of new cyan and red phenotypes from the ancestral green were fixed with the help of positive natural selection. This fact strongly suggests that the color diversity is a product of adaptive evolution. An unexpected finding was a set of residues arranged as an intermolecular binding interface… Expand
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