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The principal target of the In the sunshine of Evolution (ILE) sequence is to advertise the evolutionary sciences via cutting-edge colloquia--in the sequence of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia backed through the nationwide Academy of Sciences--and their released lawsuits. each one installment explores evolutionary views on a selected organic subject that's scientifically fascinating but in addition has precise relevance to modern societal matters or demanding situations.

This e-book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was once subsidized by way of the nationwide Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, on the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman heart in Irvine, CA. it's the 6th in a chain of Colloquia below the final identify "In the sunshine of Evolution." in particular, In mild of Evolution: mind and Behavior specializes in the sector of evolutionary neuroscience that now contains a immense array of other methods, information forms, and species.

This quantity is usually that can be purchased with the In the sunshine of Evolution six-volume set.

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1992). In voltage-dependent K+ channels all four voltage sensors must be “engaged” for the channel to open. , 2004). No Cav channel has been examined in such a way that we do not know whether they also have equivalently acting voltage sensors or whether the voltage sensor in domain IV had already evolved a novel function. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. In the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and Behavior 26 / Harold H. 3 Maximum likelihood phylogeny of the voltage-gated sodium channel family.

1974; Flachsenberger and Kerr, 1985). Because invertebrates possess only a single Nav channel gene, TTX resistance could occur easily enough with a single amino acid substitution. However, TTX resistance in vertebrates is more complex because vertebrates have multiple Nav channel genes. Evolution of TTX resistance in vertebrates offers an interesting case of parallel molecular evolution. Pufferfishes, the most famous being the culinary delicacy Fugu of Japan, sequester TTX. This is a general trait of tetraodontiform fishes of which there are more than 120 species.

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