Adaptive evolution in the stomach lysozymes of foregut fermenters

@article{Stewart1987AdaptiveEI,
  title={Adaptive evolution in the stomach lysozymes of foregut fermenters},
  author={C O Stewart and James W. Schilling and A. C. Wilson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={330},
  pages={401-404}
}
The convergent evolution of a fermentative foregut in two groups of mammals offers an opportunity to study adaptive evolution at the protein level. The appearance of this mode of digestion has been accompanied by the recruitment of lysozyme as a bacteriolytic enzyme in the stomach both in the ruminants (for example the cow) and later in the colobine monkeys… CONTINUE READING