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Gain and loss of elongation factor genes in green algae

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
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Title
Gain and loss of elongation factor genes in green algae
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-9-39
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Ellen Cocquyt, Heroen Verbruggen, Frederik Leliaert, Frederick W Zechman, Koen Sabbe, Olivier De Clerck

Abstract

Two key genes of the translational apparatus, elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1alpha) and elongation factor-like (EFL) have an almost mutually exclusive distribution in eukaryotes. In the green plant lineage, the Chlorophyta encode EFL except Acetabularia where EF-1alpha is found, and the Streptophyta possess EF-1alpha except Mesostigma, which has EFL. These results raise questions about evolutionary patterns of gain and loss of EF-1alpha and EFL. A previous study launched the hypothesis that EF-1alpha was the primitive state and that EFL was gained once in the ancestor of the green plants, followed by differential loss of EF-1alpha or EFL in the principal clades of the Viridiplantae. In order to gain more insight in the distribution of EF-1alpha and EFL in green plants and test this hypothesis we screened the presence of the genes in a large sample of green algae and analyzed their gain-loss dynamics in a maximum likelihood framework using continuous-time Markov models.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Estonia 3 5%
Germany 2 3%
United States 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Peru 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 51 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 28%
Researcher 13 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Master 5 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 7%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 80%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

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#18
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