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Evolution: Gene Co-option Underpins Venom Protein Evolution.

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Casewell, Nicholas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8035-4719 (2017) 'Evolution: Gene Co-option Underpins Venom Protein Evolution.'. Current Biology, Vol 27, Issue 13, R647-R649.

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Abstract

Venoms contain variable mixtures of bioactive proteins. New work shows that parasitoid wasp venom toxins evolve by the co-option of genes rather than the canonical process of gene duplication. These findings suggest co-option may be an underappreciated process underpinning protein neofunctionalization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Cells and Genetics > QU 300 General works
QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 460 Genomics. Proteomics
QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 475 Genetic processes
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Animal Poisons > WD 430 Insects
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.091
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 01:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7390

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