Gene conversion and purifying selection shape nucleotide variation in gibbon L/M opsin genes

@inproceedings{Hiwatashi2011GeneCA,
  title={Gene conversion and purifying selection shape nucleotide variation in gibbon L/M opsin genes},
  author={Tomohide Hiwatashi and Akichika Mikami and Takafumi Katsumura and Bambang Suryobroto and Dyah Perwitasari-Farajallah and S Malaivijitnond and Boripat Siriaroonrat and Hiroki Oota and Shunji Goto and Shoji Kawamura},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011}
}
Routine trichromatic color vision is a characteristic feature of catarrhines (humans, apes and Old World monkeys). This is enabled by L and M opsin genes arrayed on the X chromosome and an autosomal S opsin gene. In non-human catarrhines, genetic variation affecting the color vision phenotype is reported to be absent or rare in both L and M opsin genes, despite the suggestion that gene conversion has homogenized the two genes. However, nucleotide variation of both introns and exons among… CONTINUE READING
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