Characterization of Small HSPs from Anemonia viridis Reveals Insights into Molecular Evolution of Alpha Crystallin Genes among Cnidarians

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Aldo Nicosia; Teresa Maggio; Salvatore Mazzola; Fabrizio Gianguzza; Angela Cuttitta; Salvatore Costa;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105908, pmc: PMC4175457
  • Subject: Molecular Biology | Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Earth Sciences | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Medicine | Marine Biology | Q | R | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Cell Biology | Evolutionary Biology | Science | Small HSP; Anemonia viridis; Cnidarians; molecular evolution | Aquatic Environments

Gene family encoding small Heat-Shock Proteins (sHSPs containing α-crystallin domain) are found both in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; however, there is limited knowledge of their evolution. In this study, two small HSP genes termed AvHSP28.6 and AvHSP27, both or... View more
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