Combined EST and proteomic analysis identifies rapidly evolving seminal fluid proteins in Heliconius butterflies.

@article{Walters2010CombinedEA,
  title={Combined EST and proteomic analysis identifies rapidly evolving seminal fluid proteins in Heliconius butterflies.},
  author={James R. Walters and Richard G. Harrison},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={
          2000-13
        }
}
Seminal fluid proteins (SFPs) directly influence a wide range of reproductive processes, including fertilization, sperm storage, egg production, and immune response. Like many other reproductive proteins, the molecular evolution of SFPs is generally characterized by rapid and frequently adaptive evolution. However, the evolutionary processes underlying this often-documented pattern have not yet been confidently determined. A robust understanding of the processes governing SFP evolution will… 

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