John S Taylor

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Affiliation: University of Victoria
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Duplication and divergence: the evolution of new genes and old ideas
    John S Taylor
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3N5, Canada
    Annu Rev Genet 38:615-43. 2004
  2. pmc RT-qPCR reveals opsin gene upregulation associated with age and sex in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - a species with color-based sexual selection and 11 visual-opsin genes
    Christopher R J Laver
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 11:81. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Opsin gene duplication and divergence in ray-finned fish
    Diana J Rennison
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3N5
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:986-1008. 2012
  4. pmc In the four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps), the regions of the retina exposed to aquatic and aerial light do not express the same set of opsin genes
    Gregory L Owens
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Biol Lett 8:86-9. 2012
  5. pmc Amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae) has orthologs of vertebrate odorant receptors
    Allison M Churcher
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 9:242. 2009
  6. pmc A fish eye out of water: ten visual opsins in the four-eyed fish, Anableps anableps
    Gregory L Owens
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5970. 2009
  7. pmc The antiquity of chordate odorant receptors is revealed by the discovery of orthologs in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis
    Allison M Churcher
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Genome Biol Evol 3:36-43. 2011
  8. pmc The polyphenol oxidase gene family in land plants: Lineage-specific duplication and expansion
    Lan T Tran
    Centre for Forest Biology and Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
    BMC Genomics 13:395. 2012
  9. pmc The molecular basis of color vision in colorful fish: four long wave-sensitive (LWS) opsins in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are defined by amino acid substitutions at key functional sites
    Matthew N Ward
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 8:210. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Salmonid opsin sequences undergo positive selection and indicate an alternate evolutionary relationship in oncorhynchus
    Stephen G Dann
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, P O Box 3020 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3N5
    J Mol Evol 58:400-12. 2004

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Duplication and divergence: the evolution of new genes and old ideas
    John S Taylor
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3N5, Canada
    Annu Rev Genet 38:615-43. 2004
    ..We document conceptual and technological advances in gene duplication research from this early research in comparative cytology up to recent research on whole genomes, "transcriptomes," and "interactomes."..
  2. pmc RT-qPCR reveals opsin gene upregulation associated with age and sex in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) - a species with color-based sexual selection and 11 visual-opsin genes
    Christopher R J Laver
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 11:81. 2011
    ..Here, we used RT-qPCR to survey visual-opsin gene expression in the eyes of males, females, and juveniles in order to further understand color-based sexual selection from the perspective of the visual system...
  3. doi request reprint Opsin gene duplication and divergence in ray-finned fish
    Diana J Rennison
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3N5
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:986-1008. 2012
    ..Though the focus of the review is opsin sequence evolution, we also note that there are few clear connections between opsin gene repertoires and variation in spectral environment, morphological traits, or life history traits...
  4. pmc In the four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps), the regions of the retina exposed to aquatic and aerial light do not express the same set of opsin genes
    Gregory L Owens
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Biol Lett 8:86-9. 2012
    ..The retinal area that samples aerial light appears not to have changed with respect to photoreceptor transcription...
  5. pmc Amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae) has orthologs of vertebrate odorant receptors
    Allison M Churcher
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 9:242. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc A fish eye out of water: ten visual opsins in the four-eyed fish, Anableps anableps
    Gregory L Owens
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e5970. 2009
    ..A. anableps opsin sequence data will be used to design in situ probes allowing us to test the hypothesis that opsin gene expression differs in the distinct ventral and dorsal retinas found in this species...
  7. pmc The antiquity of chordate odorant receptors is revealed by the discovery of orthologs in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis
    Allison M Churcher
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Genome Biol Evol 3:36-43. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc The polyphenol oxidase gene family in land plants: Lineage-specific duplication and expansion
    Lan T Tran
    Centre for Forest Biology and Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
    BMC Genomics 13:395. 2012
    ..The PPO genes were then analyzed in silico for gene structure, phylogenetic relationships, and targeting signals...
  9. pmc The molecular basis of color vision in colorful fish: four long wave-sensitive (LWS) opsins in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are defined by amino acid substitutions at key functional sites
    Matthew N Ward
    University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Evol Biol 8:210. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Salmonid opsin sequences undergo positive selection and indicate an alternate evolutionary relationship in oncorhynchus
    Stephen G Dann
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, P O Box 3020 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3N5
    J Mol Evol 58:400-12. 2004
    ..However, the more sensitive Creevey-McInerney statistical analysis indicates that RH1 and RH2 experienced positive selection early in the evolution and speciation of salmonids...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic timing of the fish-specific genome duplication correlates with the diversification of teleost fish
    Simone Hoegg
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Mol Evol 59:190-203. 2004
    ..The additional number of genes resulting from this event might have facilitated the evolutionary radiation and the phenotypic diversification of the teleost fish...
  12. pmc Genome duplication, a trait shared by 22000 species of ray-finned fish
    John S Taylor
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Genome Res 13:382-90. 2003
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  13. pmc Wanda: a database of duplicated fish genes
    Yves Van de Peer
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Nucleic Acids Res 30:109-12. 2002
    ..Wanda is available at http://www.evolutionsbiologie.uni-konstanz.de/Wanda/...
  14. pmc The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
    Erica Sodergren
    Science 314:941-52. 2006
    ..This echinoderm genome provides an evolutionary outgroup for the chordates and yields insights into the evolution of deuterostomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Identification of Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) and homologous genes in fish
    Michael Klinger
    Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 21:76-85. 2004
    ..Expression of zebrafish NgR homologs was detected relatively early in development and prominently in the adult brain, suggesting functions in axon growth, guidance, or plasticity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are all fishes ancient polyploids?
    Yves Van de Peer
    Department of Plant Systems Biology, Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut voor Biotechnologie VIB, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Struct Funct Genomics 3:65-73. 2003
    ..We also comment here on the evolutionary consequences of this ancient genome duplication...