Gene Symbol: Pten
Description: phosphatase and tensin homolog
Alias: phosphatase and tensin homolog
Species: jewel wasp

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  1. Baudry E, Desmadril M, Werren J. Rapid adaptive evolution of the tumor suppressor gene Pten in an insect lineage. J Mol Evol. 2006;62:738-44 pubmed publisher
    The Pten gene was initially identified in humans as a tumor suppressor. It has since been shown to play important roles in the control of cell size, cell motility, apoptosis, and organ size, and it has also been implicated in aging...
  2. Niehuis O, Judson A, Gadau J. Cytonuclear genic incompatibilities cause increased mortality in male F2 hybrids of Nasonia giraulti and N. vitripennis. Genetics. 2008;178:413-26 pubmed publisher
    ..vitripennis cytoplasm account for most of the intrinsic hybrid inviability in this cross. The high mortality rate in F2 hybrids with N. giraulti cytoplasm cannot be explained by the single identified TRDL alone, however. ..

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