[Taxacom] Primate miRNA

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Nov 6 12:38:05 CST 2008

Zhang et al 2008. Mol Biol Evol 25: 1493-1502. Molecular evolution of a
primate-specific microRNA family.


p. 1495. "It was shown that mouse, rate, and dog do not have homologs of
the miRNAs in this family; therefore, the emergence and rapid expansion
of this miRNA family ARE RESTRICTED TO PRIMATES" (emphasis mine). The
last bit seems to be stupid because there is nothing to preclude this
family being in any other non-primate group. Am I wrong on this?


John Grehan


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