Superordinal Affinities of Rodentia Studied by Sequence Analysis of Eye Lens Protein
The development of techniques to determine the amino acid sequences of proteins and the nucleotide sequences of genes has dramatically increased our insight into the structure and function of these macromolecules. These techniques also provide the ultimate tools to unravel evolutionary processes at the molecular level. Much is indeed known already about the evolutionary changes and mutational processes in proteins and their genes (Wilson et al., 1977; Sigman and Brazier, 1980; Dover and Flavell, 1982).
KeywordsFiber Cell Common Ancestry Amino Acid Replacement Tree Shrew Minke Whale
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