- Visual sensitivities tuned by heterochronic shifts in opsin gene expressionKaren L Carleton
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
BMC Biol 6:22. 2008..These shifts result from modulated expression of seven cone opsin genes. However, the mechanisms for this modulated expression are unknown...
- Evolution of the cichlid visual palette through ontogenetic subfunctionalization of the opsin gene arraysTyrone C Spady
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, London, UK
Mol Biol Evol 23:1538-47. 2006..The distinct peak absorbances of these preserved opsin genes provide a palette from which selection creates the diverse visual sensitivities found among the cichlid species of the lacustrine adaptive radiations...
- Adaptive molecular evolution in the opsin genes of rapidly speciating cichlid speciesTyrone C Spady
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, NH, USA
Mol Biol Evol 22:1412-22. 2005..This work also begins to demonstrate the molecular evolutionary dynamics of cichlid visual sensitivity and its relationship to the photic environment...
- Rod and cone opsin families differ in spectral tuning domains but not signal transducing domains as judged by saturated evolutionary trace analysisKaren L Carleton
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
J Mol Evol 61:75-89. 2005....