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Candidate chemoreceptor subfamilies differentially expressed in the chemosensory organs of the mollusc Aplysia

Scott F Cummins1*, Dirk Erpenbeck2, Zhihua Zou3, Charles Claudianos4, Leonid L Moroz5, Gregg T Nagle3 and Bernard M Degnan1

Author Affiliations

1 School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia

2 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

3 Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA

4 Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia

5 Whitney Laboratory for Marine Science and Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, St Augustine, Florida 32080, USA

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BMC Biology 2009, 7:28  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-28

Published: 4 June 2009

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Additional file 1:

A. californica rhodopsin G-protein coupled receptor-like genes. This file summarizes details for all identified rhodopsin G-protein coupled receptor-like genes.

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Additional file 2:

Candidate A. californica chemosensory receptor alignments. The complete comparative amino acid alignments within AcCRa-c proteins.

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Additional file 3:

Analysis of contig sequences and candidate chemosensory receptors. Contains Figure S1, which shows the encoded protein sequence for a putative Aplysia reverse transcriptase (RNA-dependent DNA polymerase)-like gene; Figure S2, a comparative amino acid analysis for clustered AcCRb genes 11b/12b and 13b/14b; Figure S3, Comparative amino acid alignments of translated reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) amplicons; Figure S4, Molecular identification of Aplysia californica chemosensory genes; and Table S1, a list of primers used for RT-PCR, PCR and gene cloning.

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