Journal of Genetics and Genomes

ISSN: 2684-4567

Open Access

Sowmya V Bhat

Department of Animal Behaviour and Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021, India

  • Research   
    Molecular Identification and Characterisation of Olfactory Receptor Genes among Fruit and Insect Eating Bats
    Author(s): Steffi Christiane Ramesh, Sowmya V Bhat and Thangavel Karuppudurai*

    Among vertebrates, olfaction is deemed the oldest and most valuable modes of sensory perception, nevertheless remain the least understood modalities. Most organisms use olfaction at varying grades in all aspects of their life to detect food, avoid predators and for mate choice. The olfactory receptor (OR) gene repertoire is the largest gene family within the mammalian genome. Although the OR gene superfamily constitutes 3 to 6% of mammalian genes and is well annotated and completed in the human and mouse genomes, it is still unclear which odorants bind to which receptors and how this complex process translates into recognising a specific smell. Examining the relatively closely related species that exhibit a high dietary diversity and olfaction can help discern the olfactory receptor genes identification and characterisation. Bats are potentially useful for this purpose. Bats represent.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2161-4567.2023.7.66

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