Variability and evolution of bovine β-defensin genes


Defensins comprise an important family of antimicrobial peptides. Among vertebrates numerous defensin genes have been detected, but their evolutionary background is still discussed. We investigated the molecular evolution of bovine defensins via screening of different bovine species including the extinct ancestor of domestic cattle (Bos primigenius) for… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.gene.6364153

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