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(A) ancV1R emerged in the common ancestor of bony vertebrates (black circle) and was lost in each of the common ancestors (gray circles) of teleost fish and of turtles, alligators, and birds (gray dashed lines and silhouettes). White silhouette and dashed black lines associated with shark indicate that ancV1R has not yet emerged.

A pheromone-sensing gene that predates land-dwelling vertebrates

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have found a quality that seems to assume a fundamental job in pheromone detecting. The gene is moderated crosswise over...