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Haemoglobin was 'invented' by a single gene, says research

Scientists now want to change scale and continue this work by studying when and how the different specialised cells of bilaterian vascular systems emerged

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The research focused on the broad family to which haemoglobins belong: globins, proteins present in almost all living beings that 'store' gases like oxygen and nitric oxide

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Paris (France): During a new study scientists have shown that while haemoglobin appeared independently in several species, it actually descends from a single gene transmitted to all by their last common ancestor.
The research which was conducted by scientists from CNRS, Universite de Paris and Sorbonne Universite, in association with others at the University of Saint Petersburg and the University of Rio de Janeiro, have shown that while haemoglobin appeared independently in several species, it actually descends from a single gene transmitted to all by their last common ancestor. These findings were published in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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First Published: Dec 30 2020 | 3:45 AM IST

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