Deuterostome Genomics: Lineage-Specific Protein Expansions That Enabled Chordate Muscle Evolution

@article{Inoue2018DeuterostomeGL,
  title={Deuterostome Genomics: Lineage-Specific Protein Expansions That Enabled Chordate Muscle Evolution},
  author={Jun Inoue and Nori Satoh},
  journal={Molecular Biology and Evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={914 - 924}
}
  • J. Inoue, N. Satoh
  • Published 8 January 2018
  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Evolution
Abstract Fish‐like larvae were foundational to the chordate body plan, given the basal placement of free‐living lancelets. That body plan probably made it possible for chordate ancestors to swim by beating a tail formed of notochord and bilateral paraxial muscles. In order to investigate the molecular genetic basis of the origin and evolution of paraxial muscle, we deduced the evolutionary histories of 16 contractile protein genes from paraxial muscle, based on genomic data from all five… 

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