Data from: Evolution of toll-like receptors in the context of terrestrial ungulates and cetaceans diversification

Edson Ishengoma & Morris Agaba
Background: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the frontline actors in the innate immune response to various pathogens and are expected to be targets of natural selection in species adapted to habitats with contrasting pathogen burdens. The recent publication of genome sequences of giraffe and okapi together afforded the opportunity to examine the evolution of selected TLRs in broad range of terrestrial ungulates and cetaceans during their complex habitat diversification. Through direct sequence comparisons and standard evolutionary...

Registration Year

  • 2017

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology