Molecular evolution of Drosophila odorant receptor genes.

  title={Molecular evolution of Drosophila odorant receptor genes.},
  author={Sheng Guo and Junhyong Kim},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={24 5},
A total of 752 odorant receptor (Or) genes, including pseudogenes, were identified in 11 Drosophila species and named after their orthologs in Drosophila melanogaster. The 813 Or genes, including 61 from D. melanogaster, were classified into 59 orthologous groups that are well supported by gene phylogeny. By reconciling with the gene family phylogeny, we estimated the number of gene duplication/loss events and intron gain/loss events in the species phylogeny. We found that these events are… CONTINUE READING
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