The crowns have eyes: multiple opsins found in the eyes of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci

Abstract Background Opsins are G protein-coupled receptors used for both visual and non-visual photoreception, and these proteins evolutionarily date back to the base of the bilaterians. In the current sequencing age, phylogenomic analysis has proven to be a powerful tool, facilitating the increase...

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Main Authors: Elijah K. Lowe, Anders L. Garm, Esther Ullrich-Lüter, Claudia Cuomo, Maria I. Arnone
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2018-11-01
Series:BMC Evolutionary Biology
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