Geographic variation and positive selection on M7 lysin, an acrosomal sperm protein in mussels (Mytilus spp.).

@article{Riginos2006GeographicVA,
  title={Geographic variation and positive selection on M7 lysin, an acrosomal sperm protein in mussels (Mytilus spp.).},
  author={Cynthia Riginos and Duane Wang and A. Jeanine Abrams},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={
          1952-65
        }
}
Successful fertilization in free-spawning marine organisms depends on the interactions between genes expressed on the surfaces of eggs and sperm. Positive selection frequently characterizes the molecular evolution of such genes, raising the possibility that some common deterministic process drives the evolution of gamete recognition genes and may even be important for understanding the evolution of prezygotic isolation and speciation in the marine realm. One hypothesis is that gamete… CONTINUE READING

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