Corpus ID: 90494050

Opsin duplication and strange eye regionalization in the eye of Graphium sarpedon

@inproceedings{Awata2012OpsinDA,
  title={Opsin duplication and strange eye regionalization in the eye of Graphium sarpedon},
  author={Hiroko Awata and A. Matsushita and K. Arikawa},
  year={2012}
}
In butterflies’ lineage, several gene duplications of opsin have occurred and many butterflies make good use of excess opsins to get a new type of photoreceptor.  To clarify opsin duplications and their effects, especially in their functionalization and regionalization of compound eye, we analyzed the eyes of Common Bluebottle butterflies, Graphium sarpedon, belonging to tribe Leptocircini formed a sister group with Papilionini.  We identified five opsins; one UV (GsUV), one B (GsB) and three L… Expand