Functional Evolution of Mammalian Odorant Receptors

  title={Functional Evolution of Mammalian Odorant Receptors},
  author={Kaylin Alexis Adipietro and Joel D Mainland and Hiroaki Matsunami},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
The mammalian odorant receptor (OR) repertoire is an attractive model to study evolution, because ORs have been subjected to rapid evolution between species, presumably caused by changes of the olfactory system to adapt to the environment. However, functional assessment of ORs in related species remains largely untested. Here we investigated the functional… CONTINUE READING