The evolution of animal chemosensory receptor gene repertoires: roles of chance and necessity

@article{Nei2008TheEO,
  title={The evolution of animal chemosensory receptor gene repertoires: roles of chance and necessity},
  author={M. Nei and Y. Niimura and M. Nozawa},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={951-963}
}
  • M. Nei, Y. Niimura, M. Nozawa
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • Chemosensory receptors are essential for the survival of organisms that range from bacteria to mammals. Recent studies have shown that the numbers of functional chemosensory receptor genes and pseudogenes vary enormously among the genomes of different animal species. Although much of the variation can be explained by the adaptation of organisms to different environments, it has become clear that a substantial portion is generated by genomic drift, a random process of gene duplication and… CONTINUE READING
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