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Patterns of gene duplication in lepidopteran pheromone binding proteins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9493352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have isolated and characterized cDNAs representing two distinct pheromone binding proteins (PBPs) from the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar. We use the L. dispar protein sequences, along with other published lepidopteran PBPs, to investigate the evolutionary relationships among genes within the PBP multigene family. Our analyses suggest that the presence of two distinct PBPs in genera representing separate moth superfamilies is the result of relatively recent, independent, gene duplication events rather than a single, ancient, duplication. We discuss this result with respect to the biochemical diversification of moth PBPs.
T J Merritt; S LaForest; G D Prestwich; J M Quattro; R G Vogt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of molecular evolution     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0022-2844     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Mol. Evol.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-26     Completed Date:  1998-03-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0360051     Medline TA:  J Mol Evol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA.
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GENBANK/AF007867;  AF007868
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Carrier Proteins / chemistry,  genetics*
Cloning, Molecular
Insect Proteins / chemistry,  genetics*
Lepidoptera / genetics*,  metabolism
Molecular Sequence Data
Multigene Family*
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carrier Proteins; 0/Insect Proteins; 0/PBP1 protein, Lymantria dispar; 0/PBP2 protein, Lymantria dispar

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