Adaptive evolution of proteins secreted during sperm maturation: an analysis of the mouse epididymal transcriptome.

@article{Dean2008AdaptiveEO,
  title={Adaptive evolution of proteins secreted during sperm maturation: an analysis of the mouse epididymal transcriptome.},
  author={Matthew Dean and Jeffrey M Good and Michael W Nachman},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={383-92}
}
A common pattern observed in molecular evolution is that reproductive genes tend to evolve rapidly. However, most previous studies documenting this rapid evolution are based on genes expressed in just a few male reproductive organs. In mammals, sperm become motile and capable of fertilization only after leaving the testis, during their transit through the epididymis. Thus, genes expressed in the epididymis are expected to play important roles in male fertility. Here, we performed evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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