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Curr Biol. 2010 Jan 26;20(2):R62-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.11.059.

Molecular evolution: gene convergence in echolocating mammals.

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School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK.

Abstract

The motor protein prestin confers sensitive and selective hearing in mammals. Remarkably, prestin amino-acid sequences of echolocating dolphins have converged to resemble those of distantly related echolocating bats.

PMID:
20129041
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2009.11.059
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