Insect muscle actins differ distinctly from invertebrate and vertebrate cytoplasmic actins

@article{Mounier1992InsectMA,
  title={Insect muscle actins differ distinctly from invertebrate and vertebrate cytoplasmic actins},
  author={Nicole Mounier and Manolo Gouy and Dominique Mouchiroud and Jean Claude Prudhomme},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={1992},
  volume={34},
  pages={406-415}
}
Invertebrate actins resemble vertebrate cytoplasmic actins, and the distinction between muscle and cytoplasmic actins in invertebrates is not well established as for vertebrate actins. However, Bombyx and Drosophila have actin genes specifically expressed in muscles. To investigate if the distinction between muscle and cytoplasmic actins evidenced by gene expression analysis is related to the sequence of corresponding genes, we compare the sequences of actin genes of these two insect species… CONTINUE READING