Open Access Research article

Gene conversion and purifying selection shape nucleotide variation in gibbon L/M opsin genes

Tomohide Hiwatashi1, Akichika Mikami28, Takafumi Katsumura1, Bambang Suryobroto3, Dyah Perwitasari-Farajallah34, Suchinda Malaivijitnond5, Boripat Siriaroonrat6, Hiroki Oota19, Shunji Goto107 and Shoji Kawamura1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8562, Japan

2 Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, Japan

3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University, Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

4 Primate Research Center, Bogor Agricultural University, Jalan Lodaya II/5, Bogor 16151, Indonesia

5 Primate Research Unit, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

6 Research and Conservation Division; Zoological Park Organization (ZPO), Bangkok, Thailand

7 Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Primate Research Institute, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, Japan

8 Department of Rehabilitaion, Chubu Gakuin University, Kirigaoka 2-1, Seki, Gifu 501-3993, Japan

9 Department of Anatomy, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kitasato 1-15-1, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0374, Japan

10 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Fuchinobe 1-17-71, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5301 Japan

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:312  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-312

Published: 22 October 2011

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Additional file 1:

Supplementary tables and figures. Tables S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6 and Figures S1, S2 and S3.

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Additional file 2:

Alignment of the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 3. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 3.

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Alignment of the gibbon L and M opsin gene intron 3. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon L and M opsin gene intron 3.

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Alignment of the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 4. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 4.

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Alignment of the gibbon L and M opsin gene intron 4. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon L and M opsin gene intron 4.

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Alignment of the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 5. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon L and M opsin gene exon 5.

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Additional file 7:

Alignment of the gibbon eta-globin pseudogene 5' flanking region. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon eta-globin pseudogene 5' flanking region.

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Additional file 8:

Alignment of the gibbon S opsin gene intron 4. A "sequential" (fasta) format of the sequence alignments for the gibbon S opsin gene intron 4.

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