Tubulin evolution in insects: gene duplication and subfunctionalization provide specialized isoforms in a functionally constrained gene family

@inproceedings{Nielsen2009TubulinEI,
  title={Tubulin evolution in insects: gene duplication and subfunctionalization provide specialized isoforms in a functionally constrained gene family},
  author={Mark G. Nielsen and Sudhindra R. Gadagkar and Lisa Gutzwiller},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2009}
}
The completion of 19 insect genome sequencing projects spanning six insect orders provides the opportunity to investigate the evolution of important gene families, here tubulins. Tubulins are a family of eukaryotic structural genes that form microtubules, fundamental components of the cytoskeleton that mediate cell division, shape, motility, and… CONTINUE READING