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Positive and Negative Selection in the b-Esterase Gene Cluster of the Drosophila melanogaster Subgroup
 

Summary: Positive and Negative Selection in the b-Esterase Gene Cluster of the Drosophila
melanogaster Subgroup
Evgeniy S. Balakirev,1­3
Maria Anisimova,4,5
Francisco J. Ayala1
1
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
2
Academy of Ecology, Marine Biology, and Biotechnology, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok 690600, Russia
3
Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok 690041, Russia
4
LIRMM, Universite´ Montpellier II, Montpellier Cedex 5, 34392 France
5
Department of Biology and Center for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology,
University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Received: 7 June 2005 / Accepted: 20 December 2005 ½Reviewing Editor: Dr. Martin Kreitman]
Abstract. We examine the pattern of molecular
evolution of the b-esterase gene cluster, including the
Est-6 and wEst-6 genes, in eight species of the Dro-

  

Source: Anisimova, Maria - Institute of Scientific Computing, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine