Evidence for positive Darwinian selection on the hepcidin gene of Perciform and Pleuronectiform fishes

Hepcidin is a small cysteine-rich peptide that plays an important role in antimicrobial activity and in maintaining iron homeostasis in vertebrates. Here we report on the underlying mechanism that maintains high sequence diversities among the hepcidin-like variants of perciform and pleuronectiform f...

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Published in:Molecular Diversity, Vol. 11, No. 3/4 (2007), p. 119-130
Main Author: Padhi, Abinash
Other Involved Persons: Verghese, Bindhu
Format: electronic Article
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
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