Table 1

Summary of candidate Aplysia chemoreceptor genes selected by genome mining

Subfamily

Number of intact genes

Size range (aa's)

Predicted TM domains

Intron number

Sites of expression**


a

10*

355–368

7

1

rhino, ot, ovo

a

38

319–364

7

0

rhino, ot

c

24

324–433

7

0

ot


* Not including those considered partial-length (non seven transmembrane domain).

** Based on degenerate reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction strategy outlined in this study (Methods)

rhino, rhinophore; ot, oral tentacle; ovo, ovotestis.

Cummins et al. BMC Biology 2009 7:28   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-28

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