Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of the Plant-Specific Seven-Transmembrane MLO Family

Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of the Plant-Specific Seven-Transmembrane MLO Family
  author={Alessandra Devoto and H. Andreas Hartmann and P. Piffanelli and Candace E. Elliott and Carl R. Simmons and Graziana Taramino and Chern-Sing Goh and Fred E. Cohen and Brent C. Emerson and Paul Schulze-Lefert and Ralph Panstruga},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
Homologues of barley Mlo encode the only family of seven-transmembrane (TM) proteins in plants. Their topology, subcellular localization, and sequence diversification are reminiscent of those of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) from animals and fungi. We present a computational analysis of MLO family members based on 31 full-size and 3 partial sequences, which originate from several monocot species, the dicot Arabidopsis thaliana, and the moss Ceratodon purpureus. This enabled us to date the… 

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