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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-140123-25
Comparative genomic organization and tissue-specific transcription of the duplicated fabp7 and fabp10 genes in teleost fishes
Parmar, M.B., and Wright, J.M.
Date: 2013
Source: Genome   56(11): 691-701 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Wright, Jonathan M.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins/genetics*
  • Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins/metabolism
  • Fishes/classification
  • Fishes/genetics*
  • Fishes/metabolism
  • Genes, Duplicate*
  • Genome
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Organ Specificity
  • Oryzias/genetics
  • Oryzias/metabolism
  • Phylogeny
  • Selection, Genetic
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Smegmamorpha/genetics
  • Smegmamorpha/metabolism
  • Synteny
  • Transcription, Genetic*
  • Zebrafish/genetics
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
PubMed: 24299108 Full text @ Genome

A whole-genome duplication (WGD) early in the teleost fish lineage makes fish ideal organisms to study the fate of duplicated genes and underlying evolutionary trajectories that have led to the retention of ohnologous gene duplicates in fish genomes. Here, we compare the genomic organization and tissue-specific transcription of the ohnologous fabp7 and fabp10 genes in medaka, three-spined stickleback, and spotted green pufferfish to the well-studied duplicated fabp7 and fabp10 genes of zebrafish. Teleost fabp7 and fabp10 genes contain four exons interrupted by three introns. Polypeptide sequences of Fabp7 and Fabp10 show the highest sequence identity and similarity with their orthologs from vertebrates. Orthology was evident as the ohnologous Fabp7 and Fabp10 polypeptides of teleost fishes each formed distinct clades and clustered together with their orthologs from other vertebrates in a phylogenetic tree. Furthermore, ohnologous teleost fabp7 and fabp10 genes exhibit conserved gene synteny with human FABP7 and chicken FABP10, respectively, which provides compelling evidence that the duplicated fabp7 and fabp10 genes of teleost fishes most likely arose from the well-documented WGD. The tissue-specific distribution of fabp7a, fabp7b, fabp10a, and fabp10b transcripts provides evidence of diverged spatial transcriptional regulation between ohnologous gene duplicates of fabp7 and fabp10 in teleost fishes.