Elongation Factor-1a Occurs as Two Copies in Bees: Implications for Phylogenetic Analysis of EF-1a Sequences in Insects


We report the complete sequence of a paralogous copy of elongation factor-1a (EF-1a) in the honeybee, Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). This copy differs from a previously described copy in the positions of five introns and in 25% of the nucleotide sites in the coding regions. The existence of two paralogous copies of EF-1a in Drosophila and Apis… (More)


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