Origin and evolution of the Amyrel gene in the alpha-amylase multigene family of Diptera.

@article{Maczkowiak2006OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolution of the Amyrel gene in the alpha-amylase multigene family of Diptera.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Maczkowiak and Jean-Luc Da Lage},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2006},
  volume={128 1-3},
  pages={145-58}
}
Alpha-amylase genes often form multigene families in living organisms. In Diptera, a remote paralog, Amyrel, had been discovered in Drosophila, where this gene is currently used as a population and phylogenetic marker. The putative encoded protein has about 40% divergence with the classical amylases. We have searched the presence of the paralog in other… CONTINUE READING