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Research Article

Evolutionary Dynamics of the Interferon-Induced Transmembrane Gene Family in Vertebrates

  • Zhao Zhang,

    Affiliations: Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Diagnostic center for pathogens, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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  • Jun Liu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China

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  • Meng Li,

    Affiliation: Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China

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  • Hui Yang mail,

    zhangcy1999@hotmail.com (CZ); yanghui@mail.kiz.ac.cn (HY)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Chiyu Zhang mail

    zhangcy1999@hotmail.com (CZ); yanghui@mail.kiz.ac.cn (HY)

    Affiliations: Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China, Diagnostic center for pathogens, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049265

About the Authors

Zhao Zhang, Jun Liu, Meng Li, Chiyu Zhang
Institute of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China
Zhao Zhang, Hui Yang
State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Zhao Zhang, Chiyu Zhang
Diagnostic center for pathogens, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CZ. Performed the experiments: ZZ JL. Analyzed the data: CZ ZZ JL ML HY. Wrote the paper: CZ ZZ HY.