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Opsin evolution and expression in Arthropod compound Eyes and Ocelli: Insights from the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus

Miriam J Henze12*, Kara Dannenhauer2, Martin Kohler1, Thomas Labhart2 and Matthias Gesemann2

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1 Department of Biology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 35, 22362, Lund, Sweden

2 Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zürich, Switzerland

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:163  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-163

Published: 30 August 2012

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Table 1.Primers used for amplification of Gryllus bimaculatus opsins.

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Table 2.References for data presented in Figures 2 and S1.

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FASTA file containing the amino acid sequences of all opsins included in our phylogenetic analyses.

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Figure S1.Alternative phylogenetic trees of insect visual opsins reconstructed by the Maximum likelihood approach.

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