Gorilla susceptibility to Ebola virus: The cost of sociality

@article{Caillaud2006GorillaST,
  title={Gorilla susceptibility to Ebola virus: The cost of sociality},
  author={Damien Caillaud and Florence L{\'e}vr{\'e}ro and Romane H. Cristescu and Sylvain Gatti and Maeva Dewas and Melanie I Douadi and Annie Gautier-hion and Michel Raymond and Nelly M{\'e}nard},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={R489-R491}
}
The visual pigments of vertebrates evolved about 500 million years ago, before the major evolutionary step of the development of jaws. Four spectrally distinct classes of cone opsin evolved through gene duplication, followed by the rod opsin class that arose from the duplication of the middle-wave-sensitive cone opsin. All four cone classes are present in many extant teleost fish, reptiles and birds, but one or more classes have been lost in primitive fish, amphibians and mammals. Gene… CONTINUE READING
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