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Carotenoids in Unexpected Places: Gall Midges, Lateral Gene Transfer, and Carotenoid Biosynthesis In Animals
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Cassidy Cobbs
  • Jeremy Heath, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • John O. Stireman, III, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Patrick Abbot
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2013
Abstract
•Gall midges are the third animal clade with carotenoid biosynthetic genes.•The genes were acquired by an ancient lateral gene transfer from fungi.•With aphid and spider mites, they form a monophyletic group within fungi.•The transfers likely happened independently to each animal group.
DOI
10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.012
Citation Information
Cassidy Cobbs, Jeremy Heath, John O. Stireman and Patrick Abbot. "Carotenoids in Unexpected Places: Gall Midges, Lateral Gene Transfer, and Carotenoid Biosynthesis In Animals" Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 68 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 221 - 228 ISSN: 10557903
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_stireman/7/