Hey, I am building a phylogenetic tree of the Anoctamin family including a candidate gene from C.intestinalis (tunciate). A blast in the Aniseed (Ciona) database gave no name for this gene, just that it's closest blast hits in humans were Ano3, Ano4 and Ano5, so I called my gene Ci-Ano3/4/5.
When building a phylogeny of the whole gene family, my gene Ci-Ano3/4/5 falls just outside a clade with vertebrate paralogs Ano3, Ano4 and Ano9 (the clade containing Ano5/6 diverged earlier)
Does this mean I should rename my gene Ci-Ano3/4/9 even though there is no info in any gene database I can find which gives it this name (Ensembl and NCBI both call it Ci-Ano5)?
Thanks, all advice appreciated