The molecular evolution of spiggin nesting glue in sticklebacks

Abstract

Gene duplication and subsequent divergence can lead to the evolution of new functions and lineage-specific traits. In sticklebacks, the successive duplication of a mucin gene (MUC19) into a tandemly arrayed, multigene family has enabled the production of copious amounts of 'spiggin', a secreted adhesive protein essential for nest construction. Here, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/mec.13317

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@inproceedings{Seear2015TheME, title={The molecular evolution of spiggin nesting glue in sticklebacks}, author={P J Seear and Ezio Rosato and William P Goodall-Copestake and Iain Barber}, booktitle={Molecular ecology}, year={2015} }