Nonuniform evolution of duplicated, developmentally controlled chorion genes in a silkmoth

  title={Nonuniform evolution of duplicated, developmentally controlled chorion genes in a silkmoth},
  author={Sonia G. Tsitilou and F. C. Kafatos},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
We report the sequence of A/B.L1, a tightly linked pair of genes from the A and B chorion families inBombyx mori. Comparison with the previously characterized A/B.L11 and A/B.L12 pairs from the same species reveals moderate sequence divergence, which is clearly nonuniform. Although the average divergence of A/B.L12 from the other two pairs is more than double that between A/B.L11 and A/B.L1, the ratio differs by more than 30-fold in different DNA regions. One domain of the A gene is highly… CONTINUE READING

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