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A possible role of DNA methylation in functional divergence of a fast evolving duplicate gene encoding odorant binding protein 11 in the honeybee

Kucharski, Robert P.; Maleszka, Joanna; Maleszka, Ryszard


Although gene duplication is seen as the main path to evolution of new functions, molecular mechanisms by which selection favours the gain versus loss of newly duplicated genes and minimizes the fixation of pseudo-genes are not well understood. Here, we investigate in detail a duplicate honeybee gene obp11 belonging to a fast evolving insect gene family encoding odorant binding proteins (OBPs). We report that obp11 is expressed only in female bees in rare antennal sensilla basiconica in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0558


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