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The rapid divergence of the ecdysone receptor is a synapomorphy for Mecopterida that clarifies the Strepsiptera problem

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In arthropods, the regulation by ecdysteroids is mediated by the heterodimer between the ecdysone receptor (ECR; NR1H1) and ultraspiracle (USP/RXR; NR2B4) nuclear receptors. Both ECR and USP/RXR ligand‐binding domains experienced a strong acceleration of evolutionary rate in Diptera and Lepidoptera, which belong to the superorder Mecopterida. We performed a phylogenetic analysis of 28 ECR and 30 USP/RXR protein sequences from 36 arthropod species, including re...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Insect Molecular Biology More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
351-362
Publication date:
2006-05-31
Acceptance date:
2006-02-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2583
ISSN:
0962-1075
Pmid:
16756554
Language:
English
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pubs:209502
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uuid:a0fa5670-88e9-46b8-a1fd-d20eb7947dab
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pubs:209502
Source identifiers:
209502
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2017-10-12

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