Positive darwinian selection in the singularly large taste receptor gene family of an 'ancient'fish, latimeria
Sequence divergence is evident among the evolutionarily distant species like Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil), Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog), Western clawed frog, Latimeria
chalumnae (West Indian Ocean coelacanth), Ctenopharyn godonidella (Grass carp), zebra fish, Hymenolepis microstoma (Rodent tapeworm).
(2007) Purification and characterization of pepsinogens from the gastric mucosa of African coelacanth, Latimeria
chalumnae, and properties of the major pepsin.
(18) While an undergraduate he undertook considerable work for James Leonard Brierley Smith (1897-1968), the renowned South African ichthyologist accredited (probably bogusly, see Hodgson & Craig 2005: 5) with the identification of the first extant Coelacanth (Latimeria
The name of the new species, Latimeria
chalumnae, paid homage to its discoverer.