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Mizuki Sasaki, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, and Hiroki Oda(2017)

Evolutionary origin of type IV classical cadherins in arthropods

BMC Evolutionary Biology, Volume 17, Issue 142, June
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0991-2

In this work, we provided a genomic perspective of the evolution of classical cadherins among bilaterians, with a focus on the arthropods, including spider and isopod. Prior to this work, we hypothesized that the two distindt forms of vertebrate and insect classical cadherins, type I and type IV, which are popular in cell-cell adhesion studies, independently evolved from a larger ancestral cadherin through reductive changes. Extensive genomic analyses presented supported this hypothesis.

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