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dc.contributor.authorWang, Xin
dc.contributor.authorZoccola, Didier
dc.contributor.authorLiew, Yi Jin
dc.contributor.authorTambutte, Eric
dc.contributor.authorCui, Guoxin
dc.contributor.authorAllemand, Denis
dc.contributor.authorTambutte, Sylvie
dc.contributor.authorAranda, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-26T11:30:25Z
dc.date.available2021-04-26T11:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-19
dc.identifier.citationWang, X., Zoccola, D., Liew, Y. J., Tambutte, E., Cui, G., Allemand, D., … Aranda, M. (2021). The evolution of calcification in reef-building corals. Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi:10.1093/molbev/msab103
dc.identifier.issn0737-4038
dc.identifier.issn1537-1719
dc.identifier.pmid33871620
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/molbev/msab103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/668967
dc.description.abstractAbstract Corals build the structural foundation of coral reefs, one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. While the process of coral calcification that allows corals to build these immense structures has been extensively investigated, we still know little about the evolutionary processes that allowed the soft-bodied ancestor of corals to become the ecosystem builders they are today. Using a combination of phylogenomics, proteomics and immunohistochemistry, we show that scleractinian corals likely acquired the ability to calcify sometime between ∼308 - ∼265 Mya through a combination of lineage specific gene duplications and the co-option of existing genes to the calcification process. Our results suggest that coral calcification did not require extensive evolutionary changes, but rather few coral-specific gene duplications and a series of small, gradual optimizations of ancestral proteins and their co-option to the calcification process.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Yong Li for assistance with the bioinformatic analyses and helpful discussions that greatly improved the manuscript. We also thank Natacha CaminitiSegonds and Nathalie Techer for their help respectively for organic matrix extraction and immunolocalization experiments.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/mbe/advance-article/doi/10.1093/molbev/msab103/6237495
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleThe evolution of calcification in reef-building corals
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE), Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.identifier.journalMolecular Biology and Evolution
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dc.contributor.institutionCentre Scientifique de Monaco, Marine Biology Department, 8 quai Antoine Ier, Monaco, 98000, Monaco
kaust.personWang, Xin
kaust.personLiew, Yi Jin
kaust.personCui, Guoxin
kaust.personAranda, Manuel
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-26T11:31:00Z


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