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Evolutionary Genomics Reveals Lineage-Specific Gene Loss and Rapid Evolution of a Sperm-Specific Ion Channel Complex: CatSpers and CatSperβ

  • Xinjiang Cai mail,

    xinjiang.cai@duke.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • David E. Clapham

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, and Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003569

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Catsper in Marsupials

Posted by svijayar on 15 Mar 2009 at 20:26 GMT

Did you find catsper genes in marsupials and duckbilled platypus


RE: Catsper in Marsupials

PLoS_Cai replied to svijayar on 17 Mar 2009 at 14:13 GMT

Yes, as shown in the supplementary material, platypus also contains CatSpers and CatSper-beta, but their functional activity has not been tested.


RE: Catsper in Marsupials

PLoS_Cai replied to svijayar on 17 Mar 2009 at 14:13 GMT

Yes, as shown in the supplementary material, platypus also contains CatSpers and CatSper-beta, but their functional activity has not been tested.


RE: Catsper in Marsupials

PLoS_Cai replied to svijayar on 17 Mar 2009 at 14:13 GMT

Yes, as shown in the supplementary material, platypus also contains CatSpers and CatSper-beta, but their functional activity has not been tested.