Gene Symbol: LOC778011
Description: rod opsin
Alias: rod opsin
Species: tiger puffer

Top Publications

  1. Venkatesh B, Ning Y, Brenner S. Late changes in spliceosomal introns define clades in vertebrate evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999;96:10267-71 pubmed
    ..Our intron-based cladogram establishes the difficult-to-ascertain phylogenetic relationships of some ray-finned fishes. For example, it shows that bichirs (Polypterus) are the sister group of all other extant ray-finned fishes...
  2. Philp A, Bellingham J, Garcia Fernandez J, Foster R. A novel rod-like opsin isolated from the extra-retinal photoreceptors of teleost fish. FEBS Lett. 2000;468:181-8 pubmed
    ..We speculate that the differences between retinal rod-opsins and ERrod-like opsins have arisen from their differing photosensory roles and/or genetic drift after the gene duplication event in the Triassic...
  3. Bellingham J, Tarttelin E, Foster R, Wells D. Structure and evolution of the teleost extraretinal rod-like opsin (errlo) and ocular rod opsin (rho) genes: is teleost rho a retrogene?. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2003;297:1-10 pubmed
    In Teleost fish examined to date the ocular rod opsin gene, rho, is intronless, unlike the rod opsin genes of other vertebrate classes which possess a five exon/four intron structure...