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Table 6 Genes implicated in neurobehavioral evolution by converging lines of evidence

From: Molecular evolution of genes in avian genomes

Ensembl ID Locus Gene
Evolving rapidly in the primate lineage [29]   
   ENSTGUG00000000255 DRD2 D(2) dopamine receptor
   ENSTGUG00000004249 ASPM Abnormal spindle-like microcephaly-associated protein
   ENSTGUG00000004747 GRIN2A Glutamate [NMDA] receptor subunit epsilon-1 precursor
   ENSTGUG00000007079 LHX2 LIM/homeobox protein Lhx2
Differentially expressed in zebra finch song control system [30]   
   ENSTGUG00000000694 GPR98 G protein-coupled receptor 98 precursor
   ENSTGUG00000002176 MCF2 Mcf2 transforming sequence-like
   ENSTGUG00000004464 NEFL Neurofilament triplet L protein
   ENSTGUG00000005484 GRIA2 Glutamate receptor, ionotropic AMPA 2
   ENSTGUG00000006839 CACNA1D Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1D
   ENSTGUG00000007224 PTPRF Protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type F
   ENSTGUG00000007343 RAI1 Retinoic acid-induced protein 1
   ENSTGUG00000010757 GRM1 Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 1
   ENSTGUG00000015209 SYCP1 Synaptonemal complex protein 1
  1. Neurological genes under positive selection in the zebra finch (see also Table S3 in Additional file 1) were assessed for representation in the results of two other studies: orthologs under positive selection in the primate lineage (Dorus et al. [29]) and zebra finch genes that are differentially expressed in song nucleus the high vocal centre compared to the underlying 'shelf' region (Lovell et al. [30]).