Chromosoma

, Volume 111, Issue 8, pp 473–482

A walk though vertebrate and invertebrate protamines

Authors

  • John D. Lewis
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Victoria
  • Yue Song
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Victoria
  • Miriam E. de Jong
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Victoria
  • Sabira M. Bagha
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Victoria
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Victoria
Chromosoma Focus

DOI: 10.1007/s00412-002-0226-0

Cite this article as:
Lewis, J.D., Song, Y., de Jong, M.E. et al. Chromosoma (2003) 111: 473. doi:10.1007/s00412-002-0226-0

Abstract

An updated comparative analysis of protamines and their corresponding genes is presented, including representative organisms from each of the vertebrate classes and one invertebrate (squid, Loligo opalescens). Special emphasis is placed on the implications for sperm chromatin organization and the evolutionary significance. The review is based on some of the most recent publications in the field and builds upon previously published reviews on this topic.

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