The Evolution of Hexamerins and the Phylogeny of Insects


The evolutionary relationships among arthropod hemocyanins and insect hexamerins were investigated. A multiple sequence alignment of 12 hemocyanin and 31 hexamerin subunits was constructed and used for studying sequence conservation and protein phylogeny. Although hexamerins and hemocyanins belong to a highly divergent protein superfamily and only 18 amino… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/PL00006366


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