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Reference 64 is a uncorrect citation!

Posted by wph326 on 09 Mar 2010 at 18:39 GMT

I find the reference "64" never metion some of these IMD pathway genes like fadd, imd, or relish in the crustacean, Daphnia pulex. At least from that paper we cannot conclude that. This is a uncorrect citation!

Competing interests declared: the imd pathway indeed exists in crustacean, but from the reported paper, it is shrimp.

RE: Reference 64 is a uncorrect citation!

Seth replied to wph326 on 11 Mar 2010 at 12:06 GMT

Reference 64 mentions IMD, Relish and Dredd orthologs in Daphnia pulex, all of which are involved with the IMD pathway.

See table 1 on page 3 of reference 64 for a description of the number of annotated copies of a variety of genes across arthropod species including IMD and Relish.

See paragraph 3 on page 13 for a description of lineage specific expansion that are paralogs of Dredd. This is also presented as Clade VIII in figure 6.

Competing interests declared: Author on this paper.