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Desaturase genes are essential for biological processes, including lipid metabolism, cell signaling, and membrane fluidity regulation. Insect desaturases are particularly interesting for their role in chemical communication, and potential contribution

Desaturase genes are essential for biological processes, including lipid metabolism, cell signaling, and membrane fluidity regulation. Insect desaturases are particularly interesting for their role in chemical communication, and potential contribution to speciation, symbioses, and sociality. Here, we describe the acyl-CoA desaturase gene families of 15 insects, with a focus on social Hymenoptera.

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    • 2015-02-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1093/molbev/msu315
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      1537-1719
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      0737-4038

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    Helmkampf, Martin, Cash, Elizabeth, & Gadau, Juergen (2015). Evolution of the Insect Desaturase Gene Family with an Emphasis on Social Hymenoptera. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 32(2), 456-471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msu315

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