Evidence of Echolocation in the Common Shrew from Molecular Convergence with Other Echolocating Mammals.

  title={Evidence of Echolocation in the Common Shrew from Molecular Convergence with Other Echolocating Mammals.},
  author={Simin Chai and Ran Tian and Xinghua Rong and Guiting Li and Bingyao Chen and Wenhua Ren and Shixia Xu and Guang Yang},
  journal={Zoological studies},
Along with sophisticated echolocation found in bats and toothed whales, the common shrew (Sorex araneus) was confirmed to possess echolocation ability based on behavioral and experimental evidence such as high-frequency twittering and close-range spatial orientation. However, whether echolocation in the common shrew is convergent with bats and dolphins at the molecular level remains poorly understood. In this study, we gathered the coding region sequences of 11 hearing-related genes from genome… 

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