Growth hormone locus expands and diverges after the separation of New and Old World Monkeys.

@article{Alvarez2006GrowthHL,
  title={Growth hormone locus expands and diverges after the separation of New and Old World Monkeys.},
  author={Rafael Gonz{\'a}lez Alvarez and Agn{\`e}s Revol de Mendoza and Dolores Esquivel Escobedo and Gloria Corrales F{\'e}lix and Ir{\'a}m Rodr{\'i}guez S{\'a}nchez and Victor R. Villela Gonz{\'a}lez and Guillermo D{\'a}vila and Qing Cao and Pieter A de Jong and Yun-Xin Fu and Hugo A Barrera Salda{\~n}a},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2006},
  volume={380 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
While most mammals including the prosimians have a single copy of the growth hormone (GH) gene, anthropoids possess a cluster of GH-related genes. Throughout the evolution of the main anthropoid groups [New World Monkeys (NWM), Old World Monkeys (OWM), and apes], two features stand out of the GH loci. The first is the appearance of chorionic somatommamotropin hormone (CSH) genes within the OWM lineage and the second is the expansion of the loci intergenic regions in the OWM and apes. In… CONTINUE READING