Tag : Ancestral

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More Than One-to-Four via 2R: Evidence of an Independent Amphioxus Expansion and Two-Gene Ancestral Vertebrate State for MyoD-Related Myogenic Regulatory Factors (MRFs)

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Abstract The evolutionary transition from invertebrates to vertebrates involved extensive gene duplication, but understanding precisely how such duplications contributed to this transition requires more detailed...
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Plastidic {Delta}6 Fatty-Acid Desaturases with Distinctive Substrate Specificity Regulate the Pool of C18-PUFAs in the Ancestral Picoalga Ostreococcus tauri

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Eukaryotic 6-desaturases are microsomal enzymes that balance the synthesis of -3 and -6 C18-polyunsaturated fatty acids (C18-PUFAs) according to their specificity. In several microalgae, including...
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Resurrection of the ancestral RH5 invasion ligand provides a molecular explanation for the origin of <i>P. falciparum</i> malaria in humans

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by Francis Galaway, Ryan Yu, Anastasia Constantinou, Franck Prugnolle, Gavin J. Wright Many important infectious diseases are the result of zoonoses, in which pathogens that...
Biology

Ventilatory sensitivity to ammonia in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii), a representative of the oldest extant connection to the ancestral vertebrates [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

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Junho Eom, Marina Giacomin, Alexander M. Clifford, Greg G. Goss, and Chris M. Wood Ventilatory sensitivity to ammonia occurs in teleosts, elasmobranchs and mammals. Here,...
Biology

Ventilatory sensitivity to ammonia in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii), a representative of the oldest extant connection to the ancestral vertebrates [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

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Junho Eom, Marina Giacomin, Alexander M. Clifford, Greg G. Goss, and Chris M. Wood Ventilatory sensitivity to ammonia occurs in teleosts, elasmobranchs, and mammals. Here...
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Hydrogen-based metabolism as an ancestral trait in lineages sibling to the Cyanobacteria

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Carnevali, PBM; Schulz, F; Castelle, C; Kantor, R; Shih, P; Sharon, I; Santini, JM; … Banfield, JF; + view all Carnevali, PBM; Schulz, F; Castelle,...

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