Fig S1. Divergence of UTP14 retrogene peptides encoded within the genomes of African elephant and aardvark. from Lineage-independent retrotransposition of UTP14 associated with male fertility has occurred multiple times throughout mammalian evolution
journal contributionposted on 11.12.2017 by Jan Rohozinski
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Alignment of the peptide sequence encoded by the African elephant and aardvark UTP14 retrogenes demonstrates that these two retrogenes have accumulated a large number of amino acid substitutions and several in frame deletions since these two species diverged from a common ancestor over the 50 million years ago. In spite of these changes the UTP14 retrogenes in both species constitute intact open reading frames that can encode functional proteins.