Retention of duplicated long-wavelength opsins in mosquito lineages by positive selection and differential expression

@inproceedings{GiraldoCaldern2017RetentionOD,
  title={Retention of duplicated long-wavelength opsins in mosquito lineages by positive selection and differential expression},
  author={Gloria I. Giraldo-Calder{\'o}n and Michael J. Zanis and Catherine A. Hill},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundOpsins are light sensitive receptors associated with visual processes. Insects typically possess opsins that are stimulated by ultraviolet, short and long wavelength (LW) radiation. Six putative LW-sensitive opsins predicted in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti and malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, and eight in the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, suggest gene expansion in the Family Culicidae (mosquitoes) relative to other insects. Here we report the first… CONTINUE READING
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