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Smelt was the likely beneficiary of an antifreeze gene laterally transferred between fishes

Laurie A Graham1, Jieying Li2, William S Davidson2 and Peter L Davies1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

2 Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:190  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-190

Published: 25 September 2012

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Figure S1. Comparisons of BAC clones.

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Table S1. List of BAC restriction fragments.

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Table S2. qPCR Ct values for various loci in the BAC and genome.

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The pattern and rate of mutation in the smelt AFP gene and its absence in the syntenic regions of other fishes is inconsistent with vertical descent.

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Figure S2. Alignment of RBP3-2 protein sequences.

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