The alpha-globin gene family of an Australian marsupial, Macropus eugenii: the long evolutionary history of the theta-globin gene and its functional status in mammals.

@article{Cooper2005TheAG,
  title={The alpha-globin gene family of an Australian marsupial, Macropus eugenii: the long evolutionary history of the theta-globin gene and its functional status in mammals.},
  author={Steven J. B. Cooper and David Wheeler and Rory M. Hope and Gaynor Dolman and Kathleen M. Saint and Andrew A. Gooley and Robert A. B. Holland},
  journal={Journal of molecular evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={653-64}
}
Comparative evolutionary analyses of gene families among divergent lineages can provide information on the order and timing of major gene duplication events and evolution of gene function. Here we investigate the evolutionary history of the alpha-globin gene family in mammals by isolating and characterizing alpha-like globin genes from an Australian marsupial, the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. Sequence and phylogenetic analyses indicate that the tammar alpha-globin family consists of at… CONTINUE READING

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