Noncoordinate expression of odorant receptor genes tightly linked in the zebrafish genome

57Citations
Citations of this article
28Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

We have characterized the organization and expression of odorant receptor genes clustered within ~100 kb of the zebrafish genome. Physical analysis of this genomic region reveals that the receptor genes are tightly linked in tandem arrays. The expression patterns of these genes were evaluated during development as well as in the adult olfactory epithelium. Highly related genes from this array are expressed individually in different olfactory neurons, suggesting that the discriminatory capacity of the vertebrate olfactory system has been maximized by segregating the most similar receptors into distinct cellular pathways. Furthermore, genes from this cluster are activated at different times of development. Together, these results indicate that genomically linked odorant receptor genes are not coordinately regulated.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Barth, A. L., Dugas, J. C., & Ngai, J. (1997). Noncoordinate expression of odorant receptor genes tightly linked in the zebrafish genome. Neuron, 19(2), 359–369. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80945-9

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free