Coevolution of enamel, ganoin, enameloid, and their matrix SCPP genes in osteichthyans

  title={Coevolution of enamel, ganoin, enameloid, and their matrix SCPP genes in osteichthyans},
  author={K. Kawasaki and J. N. Keating and M. Nakatomi and M. Welten and M. Mikami and I. Sasagawa and Mark N. Puttick and P. Donoghue and M. Ishiyama},
Summary We resolve debate over the evolution of vertebrate hypermineralized tissues through analyses of matrix protein-encoding secretory calcium-binding phosphoprotein (SCPP) genes and phylogenetic inference of hypermineralized tissues. Among these genes, AMBN and ENAM are found in both sarcopterygians and actinopterygians, whereas AMEL and SCPP5 are found only in sarcopterygians and actinopterygians, respectively. Actinopterygian AMBN, ENAM, and SCPP5 are expressed during the formation of… Expand
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