Evidence for Positive Selection on the Leptin Gene in Cetacea and Pinnipedia

Abstract

The leptin gene has received intensive attention and scientific investigation for its importance in energy homeostasis and reproductive regulation in mammals. Furthermore, study of the leptin gene is of crucial importance for public health, particularly for its role in obesity, as well as for other numerous physiological roles that it plays in mammals. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026579

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