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Type: Journal article
Title: Divergence of Parartemia and Artemia heamoglobin genes
Author: Coleman, M.
Geddes, Michael Charles
Trotman, C. N. A.
Citation: International Journal of Salt Lake Research, 1998; 7(2):171-180
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 1037-0544
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M. Coleman, M.C. Geddes and C.N.A. Trotman
Abstract: Parartemia is a genus of brine shrimp endemic to Australia which is related to the more widespread and economically important Artemia sp. The expression of a multimeric haemoglobin molecule in Artemia is well documented but in Parartemia only trace levels of a possible haemoglobin have been observed. In this paper we describe the DNA sequence of a domain of a haemoglobin molecule in Parartemia. The derived amino acid sequence suggests that the possible date of divergence about 85 million years ago of the two genera predates the divergence of the C and T polymers of Artemia haemoglobin. This date would correlate with the physical and temporal isolation of Australia in the late Mesozoic
Keywords: Artemia, divergence, DNA, haemoglobin, Parartemia, protein sequence
Rights: © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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