RRC ID 57393
Author Zhang L, Kang H, Jin S, Zeng QT, Yang Y.
Title Hsp27 gene in Drosophila ananassae subgroup was split by a recently acquired intron.
Journal J. Genet.
Abstract In Drosophila, heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) is a critical single-copy intron-free nuclear gene involved in the defense response against fungi and bacteria, and is a regulator of adult lifespan. In the present study, 33 homologous Hsp27 nucleotide sequences from different Drosophila species were amplified by PCR and reverse transcription PCR, and the phylogenetic relationships were analysed using neighbour-joining, maximum-likelihood and Bayesian methods. The phylogenetic topologies from analysis with different algorithms were similar, suggesting that the Hsp27 gene was split by a recently acquired intron during the evolution of the Drosophila ananassae subgroup.
Volume 95(2)
Pages 257-62
Published 2016-6
PMID 27350667
MeSH Algorithms Animals Base Sequence Bayes Theorem Biological Evolution Cell Nucleus / genetics Drosophila / classification Drosophila / genetics* Drosophila Proteins / chemistry Drosophila Proteins / genetics* Exons* Heat-Shock Proteins / chemistry Heat-Shock Proteins / genetics* Introns* Phylogeny* Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Sequence Alignment Software Species Specificity
IF 0.825
Times Cited 1
Drosophila E-24501 E-18901 E-24801 E-17501 E-12001 E-14501 E-10801