Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120 (2018) 307–320 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Phylogenetic characterization of transporter proteins in the cnidarian- dinoﬂagellate symbiosis a b b,1 a c Ashley E. Sproles , Nathan L. Kirk , Sheila A. Kitchen , Clinton A. Oakley , Arthur R. Grossman , b a, Virginia M. Weis , Simon K. Davy School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012, New Zealand Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA Department of Plant Biology, The Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Metabolic exchange between cnidarians and their symbiotic dinoﬂagellates is central to maintaining their Glucose mutualistic relationship. Sugars are translocated to the host, while ammonium and nitrate are utilized by the Glycerol dinoﬂagellates (Symbiodinium spp.). We investigated membrane protein sequences of each partner to identify Nitrogen potential transporter proteins that move sugars into cnidarian cells and nitrogen products into Symbiodinium Coral cells. We examined the facilitated glucose transporters (GLUT), sodium/glucose cotransporters (SGLT), and Membrane transport aquaporin (AQP) channels in the cnidarian host as mechanisms for sugar uptake, and the ammonium and high- Bioinformatics aﬃnity nitrate transporters
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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