Miiuy Croaker Transferrin Gene and Evidence for Positive Selection Events Reveal Different Evolutionary Patterns

Transferrin (TF) is a protein that plays a central role in iron metabolism. This protein is associated with the innate immune system, which is responsible for disease defense responses after bacterial infection. The clear link between TF and the immune defense mechanism has led researchers to consider TF as a candidate gene for disease resistance. In this… CONTINUE READING